Welcome to the Social Workers’ Benevolent Trust
It is nearly our 50th Anniversary. Throughout 2021 we will be celebrating 50 years of supporting Social Workers and their families who are experiencing hardship; the Trustees will be raising both the profile of the Trust and some additional funding by participating in a range of sponsored activities in “50-4-50” during June– see how you can add your support. See more on our News page on this website.
The 50:4:50 fundraiser is coming!
We are the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping social workers when times are difficult. And now times are very difficult for social workers, ex-social workers, and their dependents. Please donate now by finding swbt on Just Giving! Thank you.
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.