CPAS has a long history of making grants to different organisations and individuals. Indeed, the original purpose for CPAS being set-up in 1836 was for the making of grants to enable the employment of additional clergy and lay workers in the growing urban areas.
In recent years the funds available for those type of grants have diminished significantly and, in the early part of this decade, CPAS stopped giving grants to parishes and is now involved with grant-making in three areas.
Ministers in Training (MIT) fund
- Grants for ordinands, to provide financial assistance during training. Download an information sheet, application form and budget form. Applications are considered three times a year, and should be submitted by the end of September, January or, (for students who are not in their final year), April.
The Mabledon Charity
- CPAS distributes grants on behalf of the Mabledon Charity, for sabbatical/study leave for UK-based mission agency staff and for conferences/training run by mission agencies.
Society for the Relief of Poor Clergy (SRPC)
- The Society for the Relief of Poor Clergy, although an independent organisation, distributes some funds on behalf of Mabledon, for evangelicals during a difficult personal time. Download an application form and guidance notes for applicants. Applications are considered in March, May and October, and these should be submitted in the second week of the preceding month at the latest.
If you have any queries about the SRPC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Those interested in applying for a grant in any of these three areas should read the CPAS Basis of Faith before submitting an application.