Minor Grants 

RCSLT minor grants of up to £500 are awarded, according to merit, to applicants seeking to benefit the profession of speech and language therapy and to enhance their own professional development.

The aims of the RCSLT minor grant are to assist SLTs in continuing professional development by awarding grants for the purposes of:

  • Presentations and/or attendance at conferences and professional gatherings
  • Certain specialised training, particularly short courses
  • Research into speech and language therapy
  • The purchase of specified equipment and/or books (normally to a maximum of £100)

The RCSLT may decide to meet applications in full or in part (to a maximum of £500). This may depend on the number and quality of the applications received.

How to apply

Download and read the guidance notes: 

Important information and guidance for completing the form

Download and complete the application form:
Application form for RCSLT grant

Send three copies of your completed and signed form by post to:

Minor Grants Applications, RCSLT, 2 White Hart Yard, London SE1 1NX.

Email one copy of your completed form to:

Deadlines for 2019

  • Wednesday 20th February 2019
  • Wednesday 19th June 2019
  • Wednesday 16th October 2019

Please note that we are currently reviewing the application process for minor grants, and so these dates may subject to future change. Any amendments will be clearly highlighted on this page. 

Please note that:

  • You must send three signed copies of your minor grant application and all supporting documents by post to the RCSLT.
  • RCSLT cannot consider retrospective grant applications.
  • Applicants must be members of RCSLT and must have held uninterrupted RCSLT membership for at least two years immediately prior to the application being made (either full certified members or associate members working as SLT Assistants, Support Workers, Technical Instructors or Associate Practitioners). This can include one year of student membership.

Other conditions relating to the award of minor grants are detailed in the notes that accompany the application form and you are advised to read these carefully.

Owing to the large number of applications we receive and the limited resources we have, applications for minor grants must be received by the deadline. 

Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately one month after the deadline.If you have any queries about minor grants please email

Minor grants rules


  • Clarify abbreviations of course names or interventions.
  • Give a brief overview of course content where applicable.
  • Provide web links to courses.
  • Include plans for dissemination. We will not fund applications where the learning will not be shared. 


  • Ask for more than £500. This is the maximum grant awarded. It is likely your application will be rejected if you ask for more. 
  • Submit group applications or applications for CENs. Awards are made to individual applicants.
  • Assume that the panel members are experts in the same areas as you: please provide background to help us make a decision.
  • Expect an immediate decision. You will hear within 4 weeks after the application deadline.