How to Apply

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. So while we are happy to receive applications at any time, please understand our constraints in responding to you.

We would like to remind applicants that postal applications are taking much longer due to the delays in the postal system. Please send in postal applications as early as possible prior to the Trustees Meeting.

See also the “Covid19 – Alternative Sources of Help” linked to the “How to Apply ” pages on this website.

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.