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