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Whether you are established in your nursing career or just starting out, we offer a range of education and professional development grants for nurses, midwives, healthcare support workers, and those aspiring towards a career in nursing. 

We offer different types of grants to support your educational and professional development so that you can have a longer lasting impact on patient care. You do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing to be eligible for an RCN Foundation grant.

Open grants

Before applying for a grant, it is important to note that we do not deliver courses. You will need to find the course yourself and apply for a grant to fund this.

The below grant is open from 28 March 2024:

To keep up to date and find out when our grants open, sign up to the RCN Foundation email newsletter.

Please note: once you start an application it will automatically save and you can return to complete it at any time, however once you reach section 9 you will no longer be able to go back to your application so please make sure you complete all sections before progressing to section 9. 

Find out how an education grant from the RCN Foundation can help you and your patients:

Watch our education grants webinar for advice on how to apply.

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