Ecclesiastical 2018-02-02T13:35:07+00:00

HOW TO APPLY

The charities must comply with the terms of their scheme when considering grants. To find out more about the qualifying criteria and making an application, complete our easy-to-use online quiz.

ECCLESIASTICAL

The Non-Educational Charity awards ecclesiastical grants to those who have a connection with an area specified as the former counties of Yorkshire, Westmorland, Cumberland and Northumberland (as constituted on 31st March 1974) although applicants do not, in some cases, have to be current residents of these counties.

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Grants are awarded to relieve cases of need, hardship or distress among clergy, licensed lay workers and members of religious orders within the Church of England, together with their dependents.

WHO QUALIFIES?

  • Clergy, licensed lay workers and members of religious orders within the Church of England who are working in the specified area, together with their dependents.

  • Clergy and members of religious orders within the Church of England who are retired or unemployed and have at any time worked in the specified area, together with their dependents.

  • Retired licensed lay workers who have at any time worked in the specified area.

  • Separated or divorced spouses (so long as they remain unmarried) or other dependents of clergy who have at any time been licensed to work in the specified area.

  • In the case of deceased clergy – their widows, widowers, separated or divorced spouses (so long as they remain unmarried) or other dependents of the deceased, provided the deceased person was at any time licensed to work in the specified area.

  • Subject to being current residents of the specified area, the widows, widowers, separated or divorced spouses (so long as they remain unmarried) or other dependents of deceased or living clergy. Applicants under this heading must be resident in the specified area but qualify irrespective of where the clergyman or clergywoman was licensed to work.

How to apply – if you live in the specified area, please approach your local Archdeacon or Bishop, who will submit quarterly applications on behalf of applicants.

If you do not live in the specified area, please contact the Clerk to the charities to discuss the appropriate channel for an application.

Direct applications for ecclesiastical grants are not accepted.