Our charity provides hardship grants to help people through times of financial trouble. So if you work or have worked in the education sector and need a little extra help, just ask. We’re proud to approve 9 out of 10 grant applications. 

We help a wide range of professions in the education sector

Would you like to access a broader range of financial support?

Our trusted partner, Lightning, has developed an innovative application portal which uses secure technology to help you find and apply for grants from multiple providers quickly, easily, and safely.

Sign up to try out the early version of the portal (limited spots available) to see what other financial support you may be able to apply for, or get informed of future support options. It’s free and takes just minutes to complete.

Our payments can be used to help you with your bills, household costs, travel or other essentials that you’ve incurred as a result of something happening that you couldn’t have expected. They are not loans, you don’t have to pay us back and it costs you nothing to apply to us.

“When I was ill, I had to give up my position as a teaching assistant. TST supported me so I could get back on track”

Karen – Former Teaching Assistant

“I spent so much looking after myself and my daughter I ran out of money for the essentials. TST gave me the chance to move closer to family”

Denise – Retired Teacher

“When a Housing Association found me a home near work, TST helped me to pay my first month’s rent and gave me money for carpets and furniture.”

Angie – Teaching support

We’re here to help

Our payments can help to relieve the financial impact in very difficult times:

Debt relief or financial support:

  • When someone close to you dies
  • When you’re ill or been injured
  • If your relationship breaks down
  • When you suddenly have to move