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

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 Clergy Support Trust website, including a quick eligibility checker and online application form.

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