The Dain Fund

The Fund helps with the education and support of doctors’ children when there are financial problems in the family. In most of the families helped the parents are out of work or on a very low income. The Fund particularly welcomes applications from refugee doctors.

Grants are made for items such as school clothing, school trips, essential IT equipment, disability equipment, breakfast clubs and, occasionally, short-term school fees, however the fund is unable to help with childcare costs for working doctors.

Last updated on 30 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Children of doctors who need financial assistance with their education. The Fund particularly welcomes applications from refugee doctors and families on low incomes.

You do not have to be a BMA member to make an application.

How to apply?

The British Medical Association (BMA) administers the fund. For more information please contact the Fund so that we can discuss your situation with you. If we are unable to help we will try to provide you with information about other organisations which might be able to assist.

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 Charities
BMA House, Tavistock Square
Telephone: 020 7383 6142