The RCN Foundation is committed to supporting and strengthening nursing. We're here to support every member of the nursing team as they care for patients and improve the UK's health and wellbeing.

We're part of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Group. But you don't have to be an RCN member to receive our support. As an independent charity, we're here for every current and former nurse, midwife and health care assistant, as well as students and nursing associates.

Our grants for nursing-led research and projects, as well as education and hardship, support professionals to innovate, develop their careers and get through tough times.

We champion the nursing team and its achievements, celebrating the difference it makes to peoples' lives. Everything we do is based on solid evidence, and we share our vital insights to help improve practice.

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

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Autumn Grants Round Now Open

Apply now for an education or career development grant for a course starting in 2020

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Upcoming Event: RCNF Annual Lecture

Join us on 10 October for the RCN Foundation's Annual Lecture, where we chat with award-winning author Nathan Filer on World Mental Health Day. 

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Upcoming Event: Care Home Summit

This summit on 23 September will explore and highlight the many ways that the nursing team continues to achieve excellent outcomes for residents within care homes.


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July 2019: RCN Foundation New Call for Research

The RCN Foundation is calling for applicants to undertake a neurological rehabilitation scoping project.

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Emilia Clarke and RCN Foundation announce education programme

The RCN Foundation will partner with Emilia Clarke's brain injury charity SameYou as it leads the roll-out of a new education programme from 2020 focused on neurorehabiliation.