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Our grants

The RCN Foundation are here to help.

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Hardship grants

Hardship grants are one-off payments of up to £500, depending on your circumstances and the number of applications we receive.

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Education grants

Apply for a professional development or student grant

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Research & practice development grants

We invest in the nursing and midwifery professions and improve patient care.

Meet the nurses we support

We recently provided a hardship grant to Lily, a single mother and qualified nurse who was made homeless by her landlord. Hear Lily's story, in her own words:

How you can support us

The nursing and midwifery community needs your support now more than ever. Your generosity will help us care for those who care for us at a time when the nursing and midwifery community need us most.


Make a donation

Donate online and support nurses, midwives, and healthcare support workers facing financial hardship

Leave a gift in your will

Leave a gift in your Will

And support nursing and midwifery teams for generations 

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Fundraise for us

Organise a bake sale, organise a charity event, or even run a marathon – there are endless ways to fundraise and support the nursing and midwifery family. However you’d like to fundraise, we'll support you all the way

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation 

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Funding available for nurse-led project in Scotland

The project will focus on the experiences of undergraduate learning disability nursing students, to reflect emerging roles of learning disability nursing across Scotland. Applications close 30 August.

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The RCN Foundation is recruiting for a Trustee

The RCN Foundation are recruiting Trustee to join the RCN Foundation Board. The closing date for applications is midnight on 4 August 2024.

Climate Change

RCN Foundation becomes a signatory to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change

RCN Foundation makes a significant step in commitment to tackling climate change by signing up to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change (FCCC).