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Grants & funding for clergy

Grants in support of training; sabbaticals; to help retired clergy or widowed spouses; and more.

  • CMD Training Allowance
    The Diocese gives licensed clergy and licensed lay workers an allowance of £450 over 3 years, which is held in the CMD budget.  This is can be used for retreats or other areas of professional development.  At conferences where CMD 4+ has been billed directly e.g. Praxis, the cost of those participating will be deducted from their annual allowance.
  • CMD-Allowance-Guidelines-Aug-2021
  • CMD-Allowance-Application-Form
  • Ministry Bursary Awards from Ecclesiastical
    Clergy can apply for a grant in support of a specific sabbatical related activity (not a church related project). A letter of support is needed from the Bishop.
  • Mrs R J Colman Trust
    Offers grants or interest-free grants typically ranging from £100 to £1,250 to help retired clergy who have served in the Diocese of Norwich or have had Permission to Officiate, the widowed spouses of the above retired clergy, divorced or legally separated spouses of Norwich diocesan clergy. The grants can be given towards repairs to property, replacement of domestic appliances, respite breaks, hospital visiting, mobility or disability assistance. Grants are available for Retreat fees (up to 50%) but excluding travel costs. The trust helps those “in conditions of need, hardship or distress”.
    For more information contact: Mrs Pauline Gray, Tel: 01603 812610, Email
  • American Memorial Chapel Travel Grant
    This grant scheme gives a member of the clergy, from any denomination, the exciting opportunity to undertake a tour of the USA for approximately four weeks with the aim of fostering understanding and the exchange of ideas. The panel is particularly looking for proposals that will have an impact for those involved and their communities and that will forge on-going and productive relationships between both individuals and organisations. For more information on how to apply contact or visit