The College supports the personal and ministerial development of London clergy, making grants to licensed or beneficed clergy who are Fellows or Members of the College and who reside within the boundaries of the M25.
Applicants for Sion College grants must be Fellows or Members of the College, and have been a Fellow or Member for at least two years before the date of application. With limited funding, we look particularly to support with our grant-giving those who are active members of the College. Applicants for grants are expected to have demonstrated their commitment to the life of the College by participating in its events over at least a couple of years.
The Grants Committee meets three times a year to discuss applications and make decisions based on the funds available. Members applying for study leave grants are invited to meet the Grants Committee to discuss their proposal. Please note that these meetings usually take place in Faith House, on the first floor with no lift. If you have any difficulty with this please let us know.
The Administrator would be pleased to give any further information you need. If you believe you may be eligible please complete and return the grant application form, along with any links or information about the proposed course of study.
Two grant application forms are now used:
Applications are considered by the Grants Committee at its meetings in February, May and October. We are not able to consider applications which do not meet the deadlines indicated in the table below:
- Successful applicants may reapply for a further grant after two years have elapsed however, priority will be given to those who have not received any previous grant.
- Grants are not made for courses or work already in progress.
- Study leave grants are considered from those whose study leave has been approved by their diocese.
- Grants are no longer available for formal post-graduate academic study.
- The decision of the Grants Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
|Last date for application||Course/study beginning||Committee meets|
|31st December||May to August||February|
|31st March||September to December||May|
|31st August||January to April||October|
Gladstone’s Library and the Society of Mary and Martha
Members eligible for grants may apply on a bi-annual basis for an up to four-night residential stay at Gladstone’s Library or the Society of Mary and Martha at Sheldon.
Once you have received notification from the Administrator that a grant will be awarded please contact Gladstone’s Library or the Society of Mary and Martha directly who will invoice Sion College once the dates are confirmed.
Please note that members will be responsible for any additional costs above the level of the grant.