BMA Charities Trust Fund

The BMA (British Medical Association) Charities helps all doctors, and their dependents, and medical students in times of financial crisis. Grants are given for:

  • Medical students who are taking medicine as a second degree
  • Medical students who are in immediate and serious financial need
  • Unemployed doctors for essential items such as utility bills, travel and disability equipment
  • Working doctors in financial hardship for help with the GMC retention fee and professional indemnity insurance
  • Refugee and asylum seeking doctors to meet the costs of taking the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) exams and General Medical Council (GMC) registration
  • Money advice for any doctor who is having difficulty managing financially

Last updated on 26 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Doctors, and their dependents, and medical students in times of financial crisis. You do not have to be a BMA member to apply.

Please note: The Fund does not pay off debts or make grants for private medical expenses, legal fees, career development costs, mortgages or childcare costs.

How to apply?

Applications are accepted all year round except for those for second degree medical students. These students can apply from November to mid-January each year. 

Applicants are asked to complete an application form and provide financial information and the contact details for two referees. The process takes approximately four weeks from the receipt of a fully completed application.

Contact the Fund for to discuss your situation.

Other information

The BMA also provides money advice for any doctor who is having difficulty managing financially, and offers employment and career advice for doctors and medical students.

Contact details

BMA House
Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9JP
Telephone: 020 7383 6142
Email: info.bmacharities@bma.org.uk
Web: https://www.bma.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/bma-charities

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