How to Apply

Please Note: The impact of the coronavirus has meant there are some difficulties dealing with new applications for grants sent through the post, i.e. it would help if applications could be sent by email. Should you only be able to send an application by post please let us know by email to

The Trust welcomes applications from Social Workers who hold a professional Social Work qualification, or their dependents, from within the UK.

Only in very exceptional circumstances are applications considered from people who do not hold a professional qualification. Eligibility would depend on the nature and length of employment and we would need to see a job description to determine if they are in a post that would normally require a social work qualification.

Grants are made for specific small debts or purchases.Communauté

Grants are not normally made for:

  • social work training and associated costs,
  • costs of private education, health care or social care,
  • supplementing income to cover daily living expenses.

It is essential that you read the “Essential Notes for Applicants” before completing the Application Form.

Wherever possible please complete the Application Form on line. However, it is important to note that no applicant will be disadvantaged should they not be able to complete the Application Form on line.

Notes for Applicants

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (MS Word)

Should you have additional communication needs and have difficulty in completing the Application Form, please phone BASW who will ask a Trustee to contact you.