The Norland Benevolent Fund was set up as a charitable trust in 1915 by Emily Ward and exists for:
"The relief of poverty, sickness or distress of any persons connected with the institute whether as members of staff or as persons undergoing training as Nurses or those who have been trained."
If any Norlander is in need of financial assistance or knows of someone in need, then the fund is available to provide help. All requests must be in writing and addressed to the Secretary to the Trustees, Norland Benevolent Fund at the Norland Agency address.
The Norland Benevolent Fund also helps those that could not otherwise afford to study at Norland by funding the Emily Ward Bursary.