Once you have been appointed to your new post, you can claim for the removal grant using this form. More information on the grants is below, and additional financial support details are in the Clergy Terms of Service.
You will need to obtain three removal quotes and you will be reimbursed the lowest of the three, regardless of which one you choose. Please note that unless three quotes are obtained and submitted with your claim, the request for your Removal Grant will not be authorised.
You can claim up to £2,527 under the Resettlement Grant. This goes towards purchasing furniture, white goods, curtains, carpets etc. You request the grant before the money is spent but you must provide an itemised list and approximate costs of what the grant is to be spent on. No receipts need to be provided.
First Appointment Grant*
You can also claim up to £2,527 under the First Appointment Grant. It is for use in buying clerical clothing, office equipment (including computers), office furniture, theological books etc. You can request the grant before the money is spent but you must provide an itemised list and approximate costs of what the grant is paying for. No receipts need to be provided.
*Please note that you can only claim for the First Appointment Grant twice during the course of your Ministry. The first time when you are ordained. The second time when you are taking up your first incumbency post, or a post of incumbent status (Priest in Charge, Minister in Charge, Curate in Charge or Chaplain).