hardship fund

The Membership Hardship Fund is intended to help current members continue their association with BALI in the event of unforeseen financial difficulty.

Members may apply to the Association for support in funding part or all of the cost of a year's membership at their existing rate. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Below is some outline guidance on eligibility for the fund, but if you would like to discuss a specific situation, or would like more information, please do contact us.

  • Support is available to members from their second consecutive year of membership – i.e. following at least one full year of membership
  • Support is not available retrospectively – i.e. will not be paid as a refund of membership fees
  • The number of hardship grants available in any year will depend on the number of applications we receive, and the funds available

For more information or to discuss an application, please contact the Membership team at membership@bali.org.uk or you can phone us for an informal chat on +44 (0)2476 698 658 or +44 (0)2476 698 651. All discussions and applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.