Covid 19 update: We recognise that during this current health pandemic lots of social workers and their families are experiencing hardship.  As a small charity we aim to support as many social workers as we can from our limited funds; however, we decide on giving grants at our meetings, which for the rest of 2020 are in May, July, September and November. So while we are happy to receive applications at any time, please understand our constraints in responding to you.

Generous Grant and Donations

The Trustees are highly appreciative of the generous grant made – yet again – to the Trust by the Trustees of the Civil Service Insurance Society Charity Fund (CSIS Charity Fund).

CSIS Charity Fund is an independent charity linked to the Civil Service Insurance Society, a “not for profit” insurance intermediary which markets insurance products exclusively to civil and public servants. The  CSIS Charity Fund income comes entirely from the annual trading surplus of the CSIS, plus the investment of its reserves.

At this difficult time due to Covid 19, the Trust has received donations from the Social Workers Union and its General Secretary. Without the full impact of the virus not yet known on social workers and ex-social workers such donations are very important to the Trust both immediately and for the future.

Comings and Goings!

The Trustees were sad to have to say farewell to David Hayes from N Ireland who retired as a Trustee in March. We wish him well for the future and thank him for his work with the Trust.

We have been fortunate to have found a new Trustee to replace David. He is Rob Pook and of course is most welcome!

Should any social worker – either retired or in practice – wish to be considered as a Trustee in the future, you should leave a message for SWBT by telephoning BASW central office (0121 622 3911).