The Trust provides grants to individuals who undertake post-qualifying training to improve their knowledge and skills for social work practice, and grants to teams for education and learning.
We aim to provide grants that will make a tangible difference to the applicants.
In addition, the Trust manages funds bequeathed or subscribed in memory of colleagues. These funds provide more substantial scholarships which are awarded annually through competition.
Grant applications may be made at any time of the year and will be considered at the next available meeting of the Trustees.
Please read the following before submitting an application:
Grant Application Form - Individuals
We provide grants of up to £500 to assist qualified and registered social workers to develop their knowledge and skills. Applications may be made at any time of the year and will be considered at the next available meeting of the Trustees. Please ensure that your application is submitted in time for the next meeting as we cannot award grants for courses that will have been completed or conferences/events that have taken place before a Trustees’ meeting.
Grant Application Form (Word)
Individual Grant Application Guidance (PDF)
Grant Application Form - Teams
Learning within teams is an important way in which social workers can develop their skills and knowledge. The Trust can provide financial help of up to £1000 to assist team learning. We would welcome applications from teams in all areas of practice who may wish to organise an event such as a team day, or a series of shorter events. The grant might go towards the cost of a speaker, a facilitator, organisational costs, or resources. All applications must include how relevant diversity issues form part of the learning. Applications may be made at any time of the year and will be considered at the next available meeting of the Trustees.
Grant Application Form v2 (Word)
Team Grant Application Guidance (PDF)