Autumn Round of Education Grants Now Open

These grants support the continuing professional development of those involved in nursing and midwifery with the aim of enhancing patient care. Grants can be used by those undertaking undergraduate degrees, postgraduate qualifications and professional training. Find out more and how to apply here


Right now, thousands of nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers across the UK continue to be at the forefront of battling COVID-19. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, since April 2020, the RCN Foundation helped 3,286 nursing and midwifery staff, providing just over £1.45 M in grants through our COVID-19 Support Fund and the Stelios Says Thank you Awards.

Find out more about how we are supporting the nursing and midwifery staff during COVID-19 

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

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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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 Funding call

RCN Foundation launches funding call to support non-specialist nurses in assessing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

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Mental health and wellbeing repository

If you are a frontline health care staff struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, here is a list of organisations that can help.

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Running for the RCN Foundation 

Secure a place to run or walk the Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of the RCN Foundation.

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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.

RCN Foundation funding call

RCN Foundation launches funding call for research exploring effective leadership strategies during COVID-19 pandemic

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"Song Club" album out now

Charity album “Song Club”, which celebrates frontline workers, is released in support of the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund

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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.