The charity is able to support the following beneficiary groups:
The relevant clergy must be working in or have worked in:
Sons & Friends largely provide one-off financial gifts to eligible households. There are also some specific areas where grants are available:
Anglican clergy receive a stipend that the church believes is sufficient under normal circumstances to meet the expenses of everyday life. In some circumstances this stipend and other income coming into the home (partner’s salary, state benefits, income from property and investments etc) is not sufficient to support the household. Where the trustees judge that the household income is not sufficient to support the particular situation of the household, single grants may be available.
The household income of retired clergy, widows/widowers, divorced and separated spouses will be assessed in a similar way.
Grants may be available to help eligible households with debt, medical expenses and school fees.
Ordinands training in UK colleges or regional courses may be eligible for a grant in each year of their training towards the cost of books.
Please call 020 7799 3696 and ask to speak to one of the Grants Officers. In a confidential conversation they will be able to confirm whether you are eligible to apply for a grant and answer any questions you may have. An application form will then be posted out to you.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your postal address and details of how you meet the eligibility criteria set out above (e.g. the parish in which you serve, date of ordination, or the name and details of the clergy partner from whom you are separated or divorced). An application form will then be posted out to you.
Please write to: Grants Department, Sons & Friends of the Clergy, 1 Dean Trench Street, London, SW1P 3HB, requesting an application form, giving your postal address and details of how you meet the eligibility criteria set out above (e.g. the parish in which you serve, date of ordination or the name of the clergy partner from whom you are separated or divorced). An application form will then be posted out to you.