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The Ecclesiastical Grants Committee

The Ecclesiastical Grants Committee considers all grant applications from Church of England churches in Sheffield, with the exception of Sheffield Cathedral. Grants may be made to support any activity which furthers the objectives of the Church of England. Commonly these involve the repair of buildings or the employment of parish-based staff.

Only those Anglican churches which lie within the four Sheffield deaneries of Attercliffe, Ecclesall, Ecclesfield and Hallam are eligible for grants.

Grants to churches of other denominations are considered by the General Charitable Purposes Committee, details of which can be found by clicking here.

Application should be made using the appropriate form. The Trust will look for a full description of the project for which the grant is needed, the project cost (with evidence of competitive quotations, where relevant), and details of how the project will further the mission and work of the church.

If a project involves ongoing running costs, it is essential to know how these are planned to be met. Support for the project from the Archdeacon of Sheffield and Rotherham will normally be important.

It is usually advisable to discuss significant applications with the Law Clerk in advance of submission. Completed forms and all supporting papers need to be received by the Law Clerk before the beginning of the second week of December, March, June and September.

Applicants will normally be notified of the outcome shortly after each quarterly meeting.

Please refer to the FAQs page for further information, or contact the Law Clerk to discuss any queries.

Download an application form for ministry support or for building project support by clicking here.

To see details of our Ecclesiastical Patronage please click here.


Individual Ministry Training Grant Applications

The Trust recognises that training courses, retreats and sabbaticals are important for the personal development of individuals who serve in the Church of England in the city of Sheffield. Grant funding will usually be considered for ordained clergy serving in a ministry role within the Sheffield Deaneries of the Church of England, namely Attercliffe, Ecclesall, Ecclesfield and Hallam.

Grant funding may be provided for all, or part, of the costs of attending courses, retreats or sabbaticals. Applicants should also consider applying for funding for all or part of any costs from the Diocese, their own PCCs and other funding bodies.

Successful applicants will be required to provide the Trust with a report after the conclusion of their training course/retreat/sabbatical. The report should include how the individual found the event, what they learnt or how they benefited from their participation, and how they feel their ministry work will be enhanced as a result. A report of one or two pages will usually suffice.

Grant funding is provided on the understanding that if the individual does not in fact participate in the proposed event, or if the full amount of funding is not required, then the unused funds will be returned to the Trust within one calendar month of the individual becoming aware that that is the case.

Download an application form for Individual Ministry Training Grants by clicking here

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