Fees & Finance

SWYM ask churches/projects to support their trainee in the following ways:

Accommodation and Food

This can be done in a variety of different ways from host families who either give a room or who you support with board and lodging payments. Other projects put up trainees in an annex or shared flat. It all depends on the resources you have available to you and what the trainee would prefer.

Pocket Money

We recommend projects to give £25-£40 per week as subsistence to the trainee. For more information on this please talk to your area co-ordinator who will take you through the details of how this works.


Projects should provide travel to and from cluster and conference events as well as local travel for placement work and any other reasonable expenses for the placement work carried out. Trainees & Ministry Partners should negotiate travel expenses for Moorlands Block Weeks separately.


Finally, because of the generous giving of SWYM supporters, we are able to offer Ministry Partners a reduced fee. Your contribution (payment) goes towards the support, resources, and training costs. This charge will be paid to SWYM in two instalments – October and March.

Course: Trainee Fee: Placement Fee:
Be Transformed £1,850 £3,200
The Academy £1,000 £3,200
BA (Hons) Applied Theology £6,885* £2,200

Please note that fees are paid annually and rise in-line with inflation.

* There is an additional registration fee of £310 in Year 1 of the BA (Hons) Applied Theology.

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I have had the joy of partnering with SWYM for Creation Fest, and I am thankful for the intentional investment in local churches and communities in the South West and for the personal support and training given to these leaders-in-development.

Sarah Yardley