Apportionment is the means by which the dioceses contribute to
the national costs of the Church of England set in the budget of
the Archbishops' Council. The costs (shown from the budget
for 2011) are split into five areas:
- Ordination Training; £12.24 million. The
Archbishops' Council will fund places for 534 candidates in full
time equivalent (FTE) college training and 716 (FTE) in part time
- National Church Responsibilities; £10.14
million. This includes the Ministry Division, Board of
Education, Mission & Public Affairs, Cathedral and Church
Buildings, and a share of the shared services departments (shared
with the Church Commissioners and the Pension Board) being
Communications, Legal Office, Finance and Resources, Human
Resources, IT & Office Services, the Church of England Record
Centre and Internal Audit.
- Grants; £1.56 million. This provides
mainly for contributions towards Ecumenical and Anglican Communion
- Mission Agencies Pension Contributions;
£800,000. This funds the costs of pension contributions for
those clergy who work as for various mission agencies. In
2010 this funded the pension costs of 92 clergy.
- Church's Housing Assistance for the Retired Ministry
(CHARM); £3.42 million. This scheme helps retiring
clergy with housing if required.
The cost to each diocese is calculated through the "Darlow
Formula", which apportions the budget to dioceses according to
their ability to pay. Each diocese pays this proportion of
the total costs set out above. This amounts in total to
£28.2m. The costs are carefully reviewed each year.