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 offers grants of up to £1,000 for individuals and of up to £5,000 to £10,000 for partnerships, ‘The International Development Fund: Aims and Process’ sets out the process for applying. You can apply by completing the individual application form or the partnership application form. Please do not make an application without reading the document ‘The International Development Fund: Aims and Process’, it contains important information about who is eligible to apply, how to apply and terms and conditions of receiving a grant. Please note these documents have been updated as of December 2019.

The funding awards 2018-2019

Funding is not given retrospectively, so any application for future funding must be received by, or on, one of the following application deadlines. For individual applications the deadlines are: 31 March, 30 June and 27 October 2020. For partnership applications the deadlines are 30 June and 27 Oct 2020. Applications will be considered after the deadline application date. Completed applications should be sent to: