Supported Delegate Application: Third-sector / Service-user

The SSA shall award a maximum of £200 per applicant to support:

  • service-users, or those who volunteer or work in the third-sector (eg, registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, self-help/community groups), and;
  • who have an abstract accepted for presentation at our Conference;
  • to travel to the Annual Conference to present their poster or paper. Successful applicants’ delegate fees will also be waived.

A limited number of Support bursaries are available. Each successful recipient may claim a maximum of £200 to travel to the Annual Conference to present their delegate paper.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, 15 July 2019

Please complete all sections of the form below, explaining your role in the third-sector, and submit online, by the deadline.

    • (You will be expected to stay for both conference days.)
    • Where applicable, we need the following details from your tutor/line manager

  • Upload copy of letter/email from tutor/line manager to confirm organisational support for the proposed attendance. (Please begin the filename with your name, eg: 'SmithJ Support Letter' so we can identify it.)

  • Other information about you

  • The applicant’s tutor/line manager must confirm that this study activity will be supported with any necessary leave. Enter details below to confirm this


    If you have a tutor or line manager, please complete the following boxes

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Don't forget - if you haven't already, you also need to submit your abstract via this page: Submit a delegate's abstract


    Please apply online and ensure the following are attached:  

    *This letter should show:

    • The benefit to the applicant or organisation;
    • The employer’s position regarding funding, and the student's need for support;
    • Support for the time required to prepare  and attend the symposium;
    • An opinion of the applicant’s ability to complete the activity. 

    Applicants agree that if successful they will submit a report to the SSA after the event (copy to & Details of expenses applicants would like refunded should be submitted in advance, and a hard copy of expenses sent with all receipts when available, for reimbursement in arrears (to the maximum £200.00). 


    Applications, from current students in the addiction field, must be submitted using the online form, with supporting documents attached, by the closing date of 15 July 2019. 

    Application assessment

    The Bursaries Coordinator and Bursaries Panel – appointed from the SSA's Trustees – will assess applications, and make a recommendation to the Conference Lead Organiser, a Trustee, for their ratification, and applicants will be informed of the decision by email from the Executive office by the end of July/early August.

    1. *Letter from tutor/line manager (preferably a member of the SSA) to confirm organisational support of the proposed attendance. This is essential to the processing of the application, including confirmation from that study leave will be granted if application is successful

    2. Expected budget for travel

    3. Whether funding towards accommodation would be required

    4. Copy of submitted abstract if making a presentation/poster

    Where an award is made it is on the bases: 

    1) that best value accommodation is sought, and that this will be capped at the level of the conference hotel; and 

    2) that where possible economy travel options are booked well in advance of the date of travel.

    The total amount that can be claimed by any supported delegate is £200, and justification for the amount claimed must be made and itemised, and receipts provided. A standard expenses claim form will be required from each claimant (SSA Expenses Policy and Claim Form).

    Go to this page if you wish to become a student associate.

    Please note:

    We are aware that a small number of users may receive an error message when submitting this form - 'Sorry, your form was not sent'. This appears to be the result of some institutions' IT systems disabling cookies on users' machines. If you are able to, please ensure cookies are enabled in your browser.

    Each applicant should receive an automatic email confirmation, but if you do not receive this or have received the error message above and want to be certain your application has reached us, please send a message via our Contact Us form, with name, email address, and the kind of Supported place you are applying for.

    Thanks, and apologies for the inconvenience.