Support for Team Education and Learning
Learning within teams is an important way in which social workers can develop their skills and knowledge. SWET can provide financial help of up to £1000 to assist team learning.Read More
The Social Workers’ Educational Trust was established as an independent charity in 1972 on the initiative of the British Association of Social Workers. It is a registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Registered Charity number 313789) and operates throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It remains independent of BASW, with its own trustees.
Rapid changes in the nature of social problems, in legislation and in social services means that social workers must seek new knowledge and skills. In addition there is an urgent need to support innovatory practice-based research and to encourage the development of new approaches to providing social services.
The Trust aims to assist qualified social workers to develop their knowledge and skills, encourage research into social work practice and education, and educate the public in the nature of social work.
We provide grants of up to £500 that we hope will make a tangible difference to the applicants. The trustees consider grant applications at three meetings each year (February, June and October). We also award three annual scholarships of £3,000 each. Applicants need to complete a simple application form if they wish to be considered for a grant or scholarship.