In need of financial support?

The Benevolent Fund provides support to midwives and maternity support workers in times of financial need

The Benevolent Fund of the RCM Trust is a charity whose main aim is to support midwives and maternity support workers in times of financial need, helping to get lives and careers back on track.

We work in partnership with Cavell Nurses’ Trust to meet this aim. Together we will increase the number of midwives and maternity support workers we help, and will improve the impact we have on people’s lives.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust supports UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age, domestic abuse and the impact of the coronavirus. It’s also a charity and helps people at no cost to them.

Through Cavell Nurses’ Trust, the RCM offers a tailored package of support to help everyone who gets in touch with our Benevolent Fund. Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s experienced and caring Welfare Services Team offers:

  • emotional support for those in crisis
  • advice on maximising benefits
  • signposting to specialist counselling services
  • one-off grants to quickly relieve financial hardship
  • rapid emergency funding for those at great risk

Who can apply for financial assistance?

  • Registered midwives
  • Retired midwives
  • Student midwives in unanticipated and exceptional circumstances
  • Maternity support workers
  • Retired maternity support workers

How to apply

To apply for help please download, save and complete the application form, making sure you read all of the guidance notes. Once returned with all supporting paperwork, an advisor from Cavell Nurses’ Trust will contact you to discuss your application.

Find out more about how you can make a donation to the Benevolent Fund.