There are a variety of ways the MRBA can help:

Financial Help

If you or a member of your immediate family have financial difficulties because of an illness, injury or other personal problem, are based in this country and have worked in our industry, then we may be able to help.

Every case we handle is treated individually and with great sensitivity.   Sometimes people just need someone to talk to, so we offer support and advice and may even refer them to another agency.  In other situations, we may award a grant which does not need to be repaid, or provide an interest-free loan with realistic repayment terms.     Apply for financial help


MRBA Skills – Education Grants & Funding Support 

MRBA is now supporting those at the beginning of their careers by helping them develop their market and social research knowledge and skills for a future in our industry. Initially there are up to 20 bursaries available from 18 September which are available to researchers in the UK wishing to study for the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice. These bursaries are specifically for those researchers who may struggle to fund the cost of this qualification.  To find out more about the application process and if you are eligible, please click here.

If you are interested in applying for an MRBA Skills bursary, please email   BEFORE you apply.  One of our team will get back to you to discuss your eligibility and answer your questions.