The Grocers’ Company has patronal links with churches across the UK
The Grocers’ Charity makes regular grants as well as occasional additional grants to churches we are affiliated with (through church patronage), to support the incumbent, fabric upkeep of the buildings and community focussed programmes. Additionally, the Dame Margaret Slaney Fund is an annual donation of £5,000 for the fabric upkeep of a selected church.
Church patronage within the Church of England is when the Patron of the Church, in this case, The Grocers Company, has the right to present a new Incumbent of a parish for appointment by the diocesan Bishop. As a number of churches are joint patronages, The Grocers' Company take turns to have the right to present.
The Charity does not accept applications from unsolicited churches and ones in which Grocer Members are not affiliated with.