GAPS sets aside a sum of £5,000 annually to support the practice development of our members. People who have been a member for at least 12 months prior to the date of application are eligible to apply. GAPS Members may apply for bursaries to fund, for example, conference attendance, attending a training course, setting up a work discussion group, running a workshop, or other practice development opportunities. GAPS would like to also encourage applications for funding (or part funding) for activities which inform social work practice generally. This might include activities which engage with service users or build community if a significant aim of the work is to inform practice.
Applications are subject to the approval of the trustees, who will consider proposals supporting practice development consistent with therapeutic, systemic and/or relationship-based approaches. Applications may be made at any point in the year.
A member would not normally be considered for more than one bursary within a twelve-month period.
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Whatever your ideas, if it is about social workers building relationships, and is consistent with our aims and values, we’d love to hear from you. You can apply for a bursary using the form below. Please get in contact if you would like to talk through any questions or concerns.