RCN Foundation partners with Deliveroo to fund education of 200 NHS staff

A donation from Deliveroo customers, totalling £300,000, is enabling the RCN Foundation to offer up to 200 individual grants to NHS health care support workers, nursing, and midwifery staff pursuing further qualifications in their field. 

The Deliveroo-RCN Foundation NHS Education Fund will open for applications in March this year, and we particularly encourage those on low incomes to apply. Find out more about the new fund.

Hardship fund for nurses and midwives now open

As of 1 January 2022, the RCN Foundation has changed the way it provides financial hardship grants to nursing and midwifery staff who most need it.

We have brought the service in-house, issuing grants for financial hardship and signposting sources of support. Named the RCN Foundation Benevolent Service, this is a change from the existing Lamplight Support Service, which has been delivered by the RCN and funded by the RCN Foundation.

Applications for hardship grants are now open –  find out more and apply here.

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

Credit: Three witches with a cat, a dog and a bird. Engraving, ca. 1800, after a woodcut, 1619.  Wellcome Collection.

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RCN Foundation Virtual Impact Awards 2021

Join us in celebrating our seven outstanding Impact Award winners

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YARNS study

The RCN Foundation funded a study to review and inform the development of age-appropriate support and rehabilitation for young adults experiencing stroke.

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Call for Grant Reviewers

The RCN Foundation is currently looking for individuals across all fields of nursing and at all levels to act as Grant Reviewers.

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The courage of compassion

A new report commissioned by the RCN Foundation and produced by The King’s Fund, sets out eight recommendations to address the core needs of nurses and midwives at work.