The International Development Fund (IDF) was created at the BASW AGM in 2014 with the aim of putting:

‘…international exchange and development in a more accessible place than currently is possible and ensure support to BASW members in international exchange of skills, knowledge and expertise’.

The IDF has recently funded 21 front-line social workers, first tier managers and social work students, alongside two social workers from outside the UK, to attend the IFSW / IASSW Conference in Dublin in July, 2018. 

The fund is currently under review and it is planned that new funding criteria will be announced shortly.