Established in 1922 to:
HELP retired nurses in need
HELP practising nurses in temporary difficulty
HELP practising nurses with grants for post-registration education
Further information and application forms from:
The secretary to the Birmingham and Three Counties ‘trust for Nurses
Telephone: 07957 090391
Registered charity no 217991
Birmingham and Three Counties Trust for Nurses
Structure and Management
The trust was constituted under a deed dated 9 January 1922 together with supplementary deeds up to 5 December 1959 at the instigation of Dame Ellen Musson supported by the lord and lady Mayoress of Birmingham (the late Mr and Mrs Cadbury)
Trustees are appointed by the board of trustees who meet on a regular basis throughout the year. The day to day running of the trust is overseen by the secretary to the trust, supported by the chairman of the trust. The chairman of the trust is appointed by the trustees.
Objectives and activities
‘The purpose of the trust is to help qualified nurses and midwives who are working in or who have worked in the areas of Birmingham, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire by establishing a trust fund and providing money and support for those in distress (particularly the elderly and those with a debilitating sickness) and to provide grants for training leading to a post registered qualification.
Grant making policy
The trust invites applications from registered or enrolled nurses and midwives in need of assistance applicants must have worked or are working in the specified geographical area for a period of approximately three years (although this time period is discretionary) at! applications are vetted by the trustees.
There is a tri-annual review of all gr~nts made and members of the visiting panel do regularly visit those who have received grants both to offer help and assess current and future needs.
Anyone can request application forms on behalf of a nurse or midwife, although the completed forms must be Signed by the nurse concerned. The returned application forms are confidential, but will be used by the trust to assess need.