Case study

Community Grant Partnerships: Cavell Nurses Trust

The Cavell Nurses Trust help nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship. This is often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse. The size of this community is a huge 2.27 million with 89% being women.

Over the next three years, Cavell will use their grant to specifically support women who are currently not working or retired in a number of ways, including:

  • One-off grants to quickly relieve financial hardship
  • Rapid emergency funding for those at great risk
  • Emotional support for those in crisis
  • Advice on maximising benefits
  • Signposting to specialist services

John Orchard, CEO of the Cavell Nurses Trust, said: “One of the things that drew us to Smallwood was the fact that supporting particular professions can be a different and very effective way of reaching beneficiaries. In our circumstances, Nursing is a large workforce that is predominantly female.”

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