Society for the Assistance of Ladies in Reduced Circumstances

 (Registered as a Charity in England & Wales No. 205798)

Since 1886 we have provided

Grants for women in need

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Latest news from the society...


Grants to other organisations


The Trustees are reviewing their strategy and more information will be available in the summer of 2017.


New trustee


We are pleased to welcome D'Arcy Myers as our new Chairman of Trustees


New Chief Executive


We are pleased to welcome Paul Carbury as our new Chief Executive


Grants in 2015


During the year ended 31 December 2015 the Society made grants to 471 beneficiaries, the total value of these grants being 648,575


Trustees' Annual Report for 2015


The Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2015 is now available and may be viewed or downloaded from this website.



The Living Wage


At the Society we recognise that the national minimum wage is insufficient to provide an acceptable standard of living. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Society, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of 8.45 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of 7.20.


New applications


The Society is currently accepting applications from women of working age who are in receipt of benefits or earning a very low wage


Research commissioned by the Society


The Society recently commissioned research by Dr Miriam Isaac, Head of Applied Social Sciences, Institute of Health & Society, University of Worcester, into barriers to women achieving financial independence. This will be used by the trustees as they explore other possibilities for helping women out of poverty, in addition to relieving the symptoms by making grants towards their living expenses.


Are you a living legend?


Find out more by watching the video!


New telephone number


We now have a new number 0300 365 1886. Whatever tariff you are on calls are charged at the same rate as calls to numbers starting with 01 or 02, and if you have inclusive minutes with your landline or mobile phone contract the 0300 number will be included in that too.


Changes to Inheritance Tax


From April 2012 the rate of Inheritance Tax reduced from 40 per cent to 36 per cent when 10 per cent or more of an estate is left to charities. See how a legacy could help our work live on