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, the first of which for 2021 will be in January. So while we are happy to receive applications at any time, please understand our constraints in responding to you.

Fiftieth Anniversary

The Trust will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in June 2021! We hope to have various limited celebration events. One will be to fundraise through our 50:4:50 activities. This will involve trustees and supporters of the Trust….and anyone else who wishes to join in!

Look for updates here in the coming months.

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.

The Trust has been one of the three fortunate beneficiaries of the funds received by BASW as part of its virtual 50th Anniversary. The Trust is extremely grateful to BASW and BASW members for their valued contribution to the Trust. Thank You!

The Trust is also grateful to those who have continued to make periodic one-off donations or regular monthly/annual donations. Such donations are highly valued by the Trustees and could not survive without them.

Comings and Goings!

One of the Co-Chairs of the Trust, Julian Levitt, stood down as Co-Chair at the end of the Trust’s July meeting. He will be the Vice Chair of the Trust. He is replaced by Bridget Robb, who is the new Co-Chair along with Su Roxburgh.

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).