In the post-war period the Church of England took over the cost of training ordinands. Candidates no longer needed to look to Cleaver for grants towards their fees and living costs, so the Fund concentrated instead on giving books to ordinands, as permitted by Mrs Swinburne’s Will.
A scheme under the Charities Act 1960, made by the Minister of Education on 8 October 1963, empowered the Trustees to give grants additionally to clergy of any church of the Anglican Communion ‘to enable them to pursue their studies in theology or related subjects in such manner as the Trustees may approve’.
A further scheme, made by the Secretary of State for Education and Science on 13 September 1966, empowered the Trustees to give grants not just to Church of England ordinands but to ordinands of any church in the Anglican Communion.
The Chairman for some of this period was the Revd Austin Farrer (1904-1968), who was Warden of Keble College, Oxford, from 1960 until his death in 1968.