The Diocese’s policy on study leave is available here, with additional resources as listed below.
Gladstone St Deiniol’s Library: https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/contact/about-the-library
The library offers its guests the possibility of individual reflection, as well as social interaction. With an evolving programme of courses and events, the priority is to build and nurture a wide network of writers and thinkers in order to maintain Gladstone’s legacy of engagement with social, moral and spiritual questions, helping people reflect more deeply on issues and ideas that concern them. The Library is a completely independent charity.
Gladstone did not want anyone who would benefit from a period of study at Gladstone’s Library to be prevented from doing so by financial constraint. This is why we work so hard at keeping our prices as low as possible and why we offer scholarships and bursaries as an additional form of assistance.
St Boniface Trust: http://www.stbonifacetrust.org.uk/
The Trust is a small charity established to advance the Christian Religion in accordance with the principles of the Anglican faith in all parts of the world, especially for the provision of education and training of clergy and lay people by the award of scholarships and maintenance allowance or any purpose concerning their spiritual or temporal welfare. The Trust is governed by St Boniface Council and its trustees meet four times a year. The Trust’s aim is to allocate 50% of grants to individuals or projects overseas but support is also given for those undertaking ordination training, the cost of attending courses or who are planning a sabbatical or to take study leave. Applications must be accompanied by at least one letter of support, and all applications are given thoughtful and careful consideration.
Because of our limited resources, however, we cannot support ‘further’ degrees or work placements which form part of, or supplement, ordination training. To request a grant application form please contac us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 01985 216904 – evenings and weekends
St George’s Trust: http://www.fsje.org.uk/sgeorges.php
The Trust gives grants to Anglican clergy, seminarians and students. The awards are currently worth up to £350. Each year the Trustees set a budget for the total amount that can be awarded and distribution is made until the limit is reached. We therefore encourage application early in the calendar year. Clergy – The grants for stipendiary clergy are for those taking sabbaticals. For self-supporting clergy (for whom official sabbaticals are rarely given), grants are available for recognised study. The grant will customarily contribute towards travel and accommodation costs involved in study. A brief letter of confirmation from a cleric’s bishop, archdeacon or continuing education office is required to support the application.
St Luke’s College Foundation: http://www.st-lukes-foundation.org.uk/
Grants are awarded to individuals for research and taught postgraduate qualifications in these fields; and to eligible organisations for related initiatives and facilities. The Foundation does not finance buildings, or provide bursaries for institutions to administer; and it is precluded from the direct support of schools (although it does support teachers who are taking eligible studies). The “Awards” area of this website contains details about the various awards that the Foundation makes and it also explains how to make an application.
The Cleaver Ordination Candidates Fund: http://www.cleaver.org.uk/
Offers book grants for ordinands, book grants and library subscriptions for clergy ordained for more than ten years, grants to clergy for sabbatical projects and postgraduate study.
Ecclesiastical Ministry Bursary Awards: https://www.ecclesiastical.com/latest-news/ministry-bursary-awards/
Grants awarded annually for extended study leave. Entries for an award must fulfil the following criteria: Awards are open to individual clergy in the Anglican Church in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. All clergy applying for the awards must be in full-time stipendiary ministry in the Anglican Church and must have been ordained for at least 10 years. Applications are also open to church dignitaries – Archdeacons, Bishops and Deans. Awards are provided for extended study leave only and not for long term courses such as PhD or university fees (although fees for a course during an extended study leave will be considered). Entries must be made using the forms provided.