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National Parsonage Grants Programme

The Charity makes grants to support parsonages of the Church of England and the Church in Wales.

Grants applications are made by the relevant Diocese. Please note, we cannot accept applications from individual clergy or other denominations.

The Charity makes three different types of grant available to the Dioceses for the Support of Parsonages. The property must be a clergy house which is subject to The Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972 within the Church of England or the Church in Wales (but including the Diocese of Sodor and Man which is not covered by this Act) and be occupied by a Rector, Vicar, Team Rector, Team Vicar or Priest-in-charge.  This includes properties provided on a 'House for Duty' basis.

A) Grants for the purchase or improvement of a parsonage

Dioceses may apply for grants for significant parsonage projects.  Each diocese may submit one block application per year covering up to 10 parsonages.  Applications must be for grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 in total. In 2018 the Charity made about £307,500 available for this programme.
See Guidelines – National Parsonage Grants Programme for further information.

B) Grants for the installation of burglar alarms in a parsonage - online applications are open now

In 1991, as a result of the rising levels of violence which were experienced by parish clergy, the Trustees offered to support the purchase and installation of burglar alarms in parsonages. Each grant is for a maximum of £250. To the end of 2017, some £398,633 has been granted to support installations in 1,875 parsonages.

C) Grants for the installation of CCTV systems at a parsonage - online applications are open now

In 2001, the Trustees agreed to extend the above scheme to support the installation of CCTV systems in parsonages which were particularly at risk.  Each grant is for up to £1,000 with a maximum of 50% of the cost of installation. Since 2001, some £181,789 has been granted to support installations in 209 parsonages.


Meetings and deadlines

Applications for grants during 2019 for the purchase or improvement of a parsonage are open until 16 August 2019.

The Grants Committee meets three times each year. Applications which are shortlisted by the committee are then considered at the next full meeting of the trustees. The deadlines for submitting applications are as follows:

Deadline

Date of Grants Committee

Date of Trustee Meeting

28 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019

10 May 2019

May 2019

July 2019

16 August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

Applications for grants for burglar alarms and CCTV are open throughout the year.

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