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We offer different types of education grants for professional development and nursing student grants

Our grants can support your educational and professional development so that you can have a longer-lasting impact.

As a member of the nursing team, you know that patients rely on you to help them understand what they are going through. Doing some extra training can help you to support patients and increase their trust in you and your skills. 

Of course, it takes investment to do this and the RCN Foundation can help – because you deserve to be supported too. 

Whether you are established in your nursing career or just starting out, RCN Foundation offers a range of education grants for nurses, midwives, nursing support workers, and those aspiring towards a career in nursing. 

Find out how an education and career development grant from the RCN Foundation can help you and your patients. Jane and Sukdeep share their experiences of applying for funding.

Currently open

On 21 June 2022, the RCN Foundation launched two new education grants:

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.

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How to apply

Get advice from the RCN Foundation grants team on how to craft a successful education grant application form. Watch or listen to our 23-minute webinar online, or read the FAQ below.