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Run a half marathon to raise vital funds for nurses

The RCN Foundation has fundraiser spaces available for two iconic half marathons this October!

Run a 13.1-mile course through either London's Royal Parks or Cardiff's beautiful city centre to achieve new fitness goals, have fun, and raise money for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants.

Our fantastic team will support you with achieving your fundraising target, and every penny you raise will go towards supporting healthcare professionals as they continue to face challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To secure a place, contact us by emailing or you can give us a call on 020 7647 3645.

Education grant for nurses working with young people

The RCN Foundation Leathersellers' Education Grant, established in partnership with the Leathersellers' Company, is part of our programme to support the mental wellbeing of children and young people.

Non-specialist nurses who work with young people in distress are invited to apply for a grant that will fund their attainment of a postgraduate module in child and adolescent mental health.

The grant will cover up to £1600 for a course undertaken in the coming academic year. Open for applications until Tuesday 23 August. Learn more and apply.

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

Foundation Impact awards still

Nurses and midwives celebrated at 12th Impact Awards

We’ve profiled each award winner in these short films; take a peek into their nursing or midwifery practice here. 

Olufunke Adeyeye grant

Education fund for minority ethnic nurses and midwives launched

The RCN Foundation Olufunke Adeyeye Education Grant has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the family of Olufunke Adeyeye, a life-long nurse and midwife, who died in 2020.

Here For Life

Here For Life – a celebration of nurses and midwives

The RCN Foundation is proud to launch an exciting new social media campaign created in in partnership with the Chief Nursing Officers of the UK and Republic of Ireland.

An NHS nurse and a Deliveroo driver stand outside a hospital

NHS nurses and midwives receive Deliveroo education grants

The RCN Foundation has distributed £300,000 to over 200 NHS healthcare staff seeking to attain new qualifications.