Society for the Relief of Poor Clergymen

One-off grants are available for :

  • Evangelical clergy of the Church of England, the Church in Wales, the Church of Ireland and the Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Evangelical accredited lay workers (those who have been nationally selected, trained and licensed for Anglican ministry, and Church Army officers who have been commissioned and hold the Bishop's licence)
  • Widows and widowers of the above

Grants may be given to people in the following circumstances:

  • bereavement
  • illness
  • family support to enable young people to participate in a ‘ministry experience’ during a gap year before university
  • family support to enable children/young people of evangelical ministers to attend Christian camps, for their spiritual benefit and to develop leadership potential
  • other special needs (at the Committee's discretion)
  • Educational needs, such as special tuition or travel expenses

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

One-off grants are available for evangelical clergy and accredited lay workers in need and widows/widowers in the Church of England, the Church in Wales, and the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Please note: no grants for school fees.

How to apply?

Download an application form from the charity's website: and send it to the Secretary by email or post. The charity prefers completed applications to be sent by email.

The Trustees meet in March, May and October to consider applications.

Contact details

The Secretary, SRPC, c/o CPAS
Unit 3, Sovereign Court 1, Sir William Lyons Road
University of Warwick Science Park

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