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Social Workers Educational Trust – providing support for post qualifying studies

Monday, June 2nd, 2008
Rapid changes in the nature of social problems, in legislation and in social services means that social workers need to acquire new knowledge and skills. In addition there is an urgent need to support innovative practice-based research and to encourage the development of new approaches to providing social work services. The Social Workers’ Educational Trust (SWET) was established by BASW in 1972 and supports qualified social workers to develop their knowledge and skills, encourages research into social work practice and education and promotes the value of social work to the general public. 

SWET provides small grants to individuals (usually in the range of £100 – £300) undertaking post-qualifying education and training to improve their knowledge and skills for social work practice. In addition, the Trust manages funds bequeathed or subscribed in memory of colleagues. These funds provide more substantial research scholarships which are awarded annually through open competition. Information about the research projects undertaken by previous award holders is available here.   

Qualified social workers who have completed at least two years post-qualifying practice, and who work, or are looking for work, within the UK, can apply for grants from the Trust. An application form can be downloaded here, writing to The Honorary Secretary, Social Workers’ Educational Trust, BASW, 16 Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD or emailing 

Grant applications must be received at least a month before the Trustees meetings which are normally held in February, June and October.

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