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Two education grants now open

On 21 June the RCN Foundation launched two new education grants that will support successful applicants with developing their nursing and midwifery practices and ensuring quality patient care.

The RCN Foundation Olufunke Adeyeye Education Grant, established in memory of nurse and midwife Olufunke Adyeye by her children, will support nurses and midwives from ethnic minority backgrounds to further their professional studies. Learn more and apply.

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. Learn more and apply.

Run a half marathon to raise vital funds for our work

Take part in a 13.1-mile half marathon through four of London's Royal Parks on Sunday 9 October to raise money for nurses, midwives and health care support workers in the UK.

Our fantastic fundraising team will support you in achieving your goals, and e
very penny you raise will go towards supporting healthcare professionals as they continue to face challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how to get involved.

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.

Witches' stories

Read more about folk healers and midwives accused of witchcraft in Scotland 1563-1736.

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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.