As a member of the Royal Meteorological Society you can apply for a grant of up to £250 to help you attend meteorologically-related events or conferences that you may not otherwise be able to attend because you care for someone else.
We appreciate that the arrangements that you will put in place will be many and varied, and therefore do not wish to place restrictions on how the grant will be used.
Example uses of the grant could include:
• Extended hours for a child-minder/care worker to cover time when arriving home later than normal
• Babysitter costs
• Travel expenses for friends or relatives to come to you to look after dependents
• After school activities, clubs or play-schemes
We have designed the process to be straightforward and ask you to provide brief details of the event and a description of how the grant will be used.
• Applicant is a RMetS member
• Used towards the costs associated with additional care
• Conference, meeting or event is meteorology-related.
To apply for a grant from the fund please complete and return the Carers’ Claim Form. Please note that payments will be made after the event upon completion of a Carers' Return Form (this will be sent to you after successful application).
The total grant fund available each year for awarding to successful applicants is limited and each application is reviewed by date received. In any one year, £2,500 will be allocated between January and December. If you would like more information about the fund please contact the Society at Marcia.Spencer@rmets.org or via telephone on 01189568500.