Finance for training
The previous way of paying for training was not ready to support the growth we want to see, so a new, more flexible, framework for resourcing ministerial education has been designed in consultation with dioceses and TEIs.
The new framework supports diocesan and national ministry strategies, incentivises sponsorship of younger candidates and offers clear links between training choices and financial implications. This is known as RME (Resourcing ministerial education).
With the flexibility and control the new system offers, dioceses are able to provide a solid foundation for training for ordination as we seek to grow vocations everywhere.
Take a look at the guidance below to find out more:
- RME Handbook
- Financial support for ordinands in full-time training
- Supporting ordinands through initial training
The following forms should be used:
- Candidate formation plan
- Ordinand training pathways working sheet
- Confirmation of ordination training (COT form)
- Budget form for single ordinands in full-time training
- Family budget form for ordinands in full-time training
- Context based budget form for continuing students (before 2017)
- Travel claim form
- Travel claim form for continuing students (before 2017)
- Transition contingency claim form
- Block grant utilisation
The block grant can only be used for approved pathways at accredited institutions.
The final decision on a candidate’s pathway is made by their bishop.
Finance for research degrees is separate to the block grant. For candidates intending to pursue a research degree, we will work with dioceses to approve a pathway and disburse a budget for the candidate’s study. Further guidance is give in the Candidates panel and research degrees booklet