Write to: The Grant Secretary: Mrs Ridgeway, Tranquillity House Trustees, 9 Merrivale View Road, Dousland, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6NS.
The Tranquillity House Trust is a grant-making charity whose particular function is to assist towards the cost of holidays for clergy, and in the making of awards it is required to have particular regard to those clergy who are for any reason in need. Nominations are made by the Bishop.
European Bursary Trust
Contact the Revd Ian Holdcroft, the Vicarage, 780 Whitchurch Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0EU
Grants for travel to study a church and country within Europe. Apply before 31 December for the following year.
Fellowship of the Maple Leaf
The Fellowship of the Maple Leaf (FML) exists to promote links between the Church in Canada and the United Kingdom by furthering mutual learning in our engagement with each others' cultures.
To achieve this, grants of two kinds are awarded:
Individual bursaries to clergy, ordinands and lay people for study and cross-cultural experiences for Canadians visiting the UK and for
people from the UK visiting Canada. These may be for extended placements lasting three months or more, or for short term placements lasting less than three months.
Grants for projects. For example:
- Projects for the development of ministry.
- Projects in the fields of Christian education and training, social responsibility, cross-cultural communication, and pastoral work.
- Projects related to the indigenous people of the 'First Nations' in 'Assisted Dioceses' in Canada.
- The Trustees meet twice a year in March and September, to transact the business of FML and approve grant allocations. Applications for grants may be made at any time; arrangements are in place for allocating grants in the periods between Trustees' meetings where this is appropriate.
Philip Usher Memorial Fund
Scholarships and travel grants for study abroad of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The amount of the scholarship will depend on the country which the scholar visits and the duration of his/her stay. Applicants must be either ordained ministers, or accepted candidates for ordination.
Priority will be given to applicants who are under 36 years old. The holder of the scholarship will be required to spend between six and eighteen months abroad in the study of the faith and practice of an Orthodox Church.
It is a requirement of holding the scholarship that a written examination (with some theological reflection) of the time spent in the study of the Orthodox Church is submitted within six months of return.
in addition to the Scholarship the Committee is able to award smaller grants for shorter periods of Orthodox study, if there are applications of sufficient merit, and resources are available.
The American Memorial Chapel Travel Grant
The American Memorial Chapel Travel Grant (AMCTG) offers a member of the clergy the opportunity to tour the USA with the aim of fostering understanding and the exchange of ideas.
The grant is offered to a member of the clergy, from any denomination, resident in the UK.