BDA Benevolent Fund

The BDA Benevolent Fund supports dental students, dentists and their families in financial need. Applicants must be at a UK dental school, currently or previously registered with the General Dental Council or a dependant of a dentist and living in the UK. Applicants do not need to be a member of the BDA to be eligible - we support all dentists in hardship.

Unfortunately, our remit only extends to dentists and we cannot assist other dental registrants including dental nurses.

Last updated on 26 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be living in the UK, in financial need and one of the following:

  • An undergraduate at a UK dental school
  • Or a dentist registered with the GDC
  • Or a dentist previously registered with the GDC
  • Or a dependent of a dentist

What we can't help with:

  • private healthcare and medical insurance
  • access to medical treatment
  • private education
  • university fees
  • legal fees (however, the fund can help with bankruptcy/ debt relief orders)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) payments
  • repaying loans to family and friends
  • business debts

How to apply?

We can only process requests for help via an application form. Please email us requesting further information or download a form with guidance notes from the British Dental Association Benevolent Fund website

The form should be returned along with bank statements covering the last three months to verify your application.

Contact details

64 Wimpole Street

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