Clergy Support Trust


The Clergy Support Trust provides grants and other support for Anglican clergy (serving or retired), ordinands and the dependent family members of clergy, including the separated/divorced spouses of clergy.

The Charity is completely independent and treats all applicant information confidentially. If you know of a clergy household who may need some help, they can contact the Trust on 0800 389 5192 or by email on [email protected].

In summary the charity provides the following to ordained clergy and their dependants:

  • Emergency grants of up to £500 for sudden unexpected costs such as broken appliances or car repairs
  • Financial support grants for clergy households which are struggling with their finances (means-tested)
  • Debt support for clergy families struggling with unsustainable levels of personal unsecured debt, working in partnership with StepChange Debt Advice Charity and the Churches’ Mutual Credit Union
  • Health & Wellbeing grants to help promote healthy work/life balances, including grants for relationship and family counselling

The full range of grants and other support provided are detailed on the charity’s website by clicking here, which includes a quick eligibility checker and online application form.


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Ely Diocesan Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 142183, and a charity registered in England and Wales with Charity Number 245456. The registered address is: Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DX. All rights reserved.