Assisting women educators in need
SGBI has been providing assistance to women educators since 1843. We exist to support women who have worked in the field of education who are in hardship and need financial support.
Our charity was originally set up to help “schoolmistresses and governesses” but we accept applications from women who are, or have been, teachers, classroom or learning assistants or have worked in any role in an independent school. This includes academies and free schools as well as private schools. You need to have worked at least 5 years in the role to qualify for assistance.
We give grants to our beneficiaries when they are in need and we carry out a financial assessment to ensure that we give our funds to those most in need.
Most of our grants are for specific items such as TV licences, kitchen or laundry appliances. We are flexible about the purpose of our grants, however, so please look at the further information on the page about applying for a grant.