In line with our strategic intentions and operational framework, The Elizabeth Casson Trust offers funding support and development opportunities to qualified occupational therapists to further the profession of occupational therapy. Opportunities are open primarily to occupational therapists in the United Kingdom but we also accept international requests for some awards (see each award page for further information).

Applications for courses, designing your own learning events, innovation awards and pump-primer research awards are received year round; others, such as applications for conferences, postgraduate studies and international scholarships awards have specific windows for applying so please plan your development activities in plenty of time.

We welcome all applications however we ask that you make a personal contribution, where possible, and only request the amount of funding needed to enable you to pursue the learning opportunity. This allows us to support as many occupational therapists as possible and to be equitable and fair based on need.

If you have any questions not answered in our FAQs, please contact Pamela Anderson.

But first, a short video….

We suggest taking a moment to watch this short video before starting your application.


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Case Studies

“I received funding from the Elizabeth Casson Trust in order to support my attendance to the Braintree Cognitive Rehabilitation Course. This was a two day course that provided very detailed teaching on the assessment and treatment methods for cognitive impairments following brain injury. I work on the impatient stroke service at Derby Hospitals and a large part of my role as clinical specialist is to ensure we provide a high quality standard of care from an OT perspective with our patients. This course has provided me with a great knowledge base in order to structure assessment and treatment for our patients. It enables me to think clearly and systematically when using my clinical judgement on what impairments are affecting the patient and how this can be treated.

Rose Kershaw, OT Inpatient Stroke Team
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