Grants & funding
We might also be able to assist you financially. The type and amount of funding varies according to each individual situation but in the past we’ve awarded one-off grants towards home adaptations or unexpected costs like fridge freezers and car repairs, as well as offering respite breaks for carers, breathing space grants for recent graduates, and retraining grants to enhance employment prospects. For longer term support, our financial grants packages can help you to manage your everyday living costs for up to 12 months, while also providing other support services to help you get back on track.
Am I eligible for financial support?
- If you’re a current Royal Society of Chemistry member: you normally need to have been a member for at least three consecutive years but exceptions can be considered.
- If you’re a former member: you normally need to have resigned (rather than letting your membership lapse) after completing 10 years of membership.
In either case, your partner, children and other dependents are included in any support options.
- If you’re the partner, or other dependent of a deceased member: you can apply irrespective of membership length.
There are sometimes other criteria. For example, when applying for a breathing space grant you must be a recent graduate and it’s normally expected that you should have been a member for at least two years. However, the best way to check your eligibility is just to get in touch with us.