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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

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation 

Sign up to the RCN Foundation email newsletter and get all the latest news from events and fundraising to available grants and funding. 

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Celebrating excellence in nursing and midwifery

Our annual Impact Awards showcase the best and brightest that nursing and midwifery have to offer. We’ve profiled each of our exceptional award winners and their contributions to their profession.

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Our annual Spring education and career development grants are now open

Thinking of applying for an education grant? We have six to choose from. Applications close at 5pm on 31 May 2024.

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Our strategy

Our strategy for 2024-28. Ignite, Inspire, Aspire: Our Vision to Transform Lives