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.


The RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund is currently closed due to unprecedented demand.

Our grants team is still processing applications that have already been received and you will hear from us if you have been successful.

Please keep checking our website and follow us on one of our social channels for further updates.

Please note that we are experiencing a high volume of calls at the moment, so we ask that you only contact us via email rcnfoundation@rcn.org.uk and our team will get back to you.  

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

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RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund

Right now, thousands of nurses, midwives and health care support workers across the UK are at the forefront of battling Covid-19. In these unprecedented times, the nursing community is facing significant challenges, not only in continuing to provide excellent patient care on the frontline, but potentially facing personal hardship and the significant psychological implications of the crisis.   

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Ways we can help during COVID-19

Ways we can help nurses, midwives and nursing support workers during this difficult and unprecedented time.

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COVID-19 Support Fund Impact Stories

Read about how we are supporting frontline health care staff through our COVID-19 Support Fund Grants

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Jefferies donation to COVID-19 Support Fund

International financial services group Jefferies International Ltd has donated $100,000 to the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund in memory of their late CFO, Peg Broadbent

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LV Donates to COVID-19 Support Fund

Insurance company LV= have generously donated to the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund.