Welcome to the Social Workers’ Benevolent Trust
We are the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping social workers when times are difficult.
The Social Workers’ Benevolent Trust was established as an independent charity in 1971 on the initiative of the British Association of Social Workers (Charity No. 262889). It remains independent with its own trustees.
The Trust offers financial help to social workers and their dependents in times of hardship, for example when experiencing sickness, bereavement, family difficulties or sudden catastrophe.
It is a small charity with limited funds, and it aims to provide grants that will make a tangible difference to the applicants.The trustees consider grants at their bi-monthly meetings, and applicants need to complete an application form if they wish to be considered for a grant.