Whatever age and stage, all DHSA members are eligible to apply for a Grant to support further education or retraining in a chosen field. During the last 25 years over 100 grants have been awarded to members ranging from 18 90 years of age, for a variety of worthwhile needs including:

  • medical electives
  • legal internships
  • re-training for a career transfer e.g. from administration to physiotherapy, financial to speech therapy, to name but a few.

The DHSA welcomes applications for all areas of further education but not for gap year travelling or to facilitate charitable fund raising events. Grants are awarded to an individual not to a business, charity or private enterprise. Please click here for the Agreed Criteria for Grant Applications.

Grant applications are reviewed in two DHSA Committee meetings held during the year. Applications will be considered individually and on their own merits but will NOT be considered or Grants awarded between the deadlines.

Application deadlines:

  • 31 January
  • 31 August

Following receipt of a Grant, individuals are required to submit a report and supporting photographs illustrating the use of their monies. Please note that a member is only eligible to receive one grant award from the DSHA.


Submit Grant Application

Read Grant Reports