Advice and assistance in helping clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers to access other forms of training, development, study and support which may be appropriate for them is always available from the CMD team. These might include degrees, national courses or conferences, networks, work consultancy, coaching or counselling. The CMD team are also happy to discuss access to vocational advice, spiritual direction and any needs arising from Ministry Development Review.

Depending on your income, you may be eligible for a grant from the ‘sons and Friends of the Clergy Corporation. The details are here: Sons & Friends grant information

The Bayne Benefaction, administered through Christ Church, exists to help clergy within the Diocese of Oxford with grants of up to 50% of the costs of study and some training.
Guidelines : Application Form

The Women’s Continuing Ministerial Education Trust (WCMET) exists to further the continuing ministerial education of women in the Church of England and Scottish Episcopal Church. It focuses attention on courses or projects that clearly relate to professional development:

www.churchofengland.org/more/diocesan-resources/ministry/wcmet

Culham St Gabriel’s makes grants for excellence in Religious Education:

http://www.cstg.org.uk/how-we-help/grants

St George’s Trust gives grants of up to £350 for clergy sabbaticals:

http://www.fsje.org.uk/sgeorges.php

St Boniface Trust makes small grants to enable clergy study:

http://www.stbonifacetrust.org.uk/grants.html

For sabbaticals in particular it is worth investigating the American Memorial Chapel Travel Grant (for visits to the USA) and the Ecclesiastical Ministry Bursary Awards. Further details are found in Appendix C of the Sabbatical Policy

Sabbatical Policy 2019