Midwives, former midwives and student midwives who are in need.
Midwives, former midwives and student midwives who are in need. Preference is given to those who are members of the RCM or who have served as members of staff with the RCM or RCM Trust Limited for at least five years.
Dependents of those eligible are unable to receive grants.
Type of grants
Usually one-off grants for emergency or other unexpected needs (typically £50 to £200). Grants are given, for instance, towards the cost of a wheelchair, dealing with urgent priority debts, removal expenses, furniture, disability chairs, personal items and household equipment.
The trust website notes that
unfortunately, the fund is not large enough to provide regular financial support, nor can it act as a top-up for low salaries or student midwives' bursaries, although it is able to advise on other sources of help. However, Christmas grants are routinely paid to long-standing elderly midwife members on low incomes.
On a form available from the correspondent or to download from the website. Applications should be submitted either directly by the individual or through a third party such as a nursing organisation. They are considered every six to eight weeks.
The trust engages in a range of other activities such as providing information, advice and support to members as well as running educational programmes and conferences and undertaking campaigning work. Total charitable expenditure amounted to over £3 million in 2010.
Grant provided by: The Royal College of Midwives Trust
The Royal College of Midwives
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