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Are you a healthcare support worker looking to develop your professional skills?

Grants of up to £500 are available to encourage and support healthcare support workers in furthering their career.

This grant is open to:

  • Healthcare support workers based in the UK, who are;
  • Undertaking a UK-accredited course between 1 September 2024 and 1 September 2025
  • Applications from apprenticeships are not eligible for this education grant.

A healthcare support worker is defined as:

  • Not a registered nurse, midwife, health visitor or nursing or midwifery student; and
  • Delivers care as delegated by a registered nurse, midwife or health visitor.

The grant is sponsored by a donation from the family of Professor Dame Betty Kershaw.


To apply for a Kershaw grant, click here.

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.

Adeboye Osifade 

Adeboye was the recipient of the RCN Foundation Kershaw education grant. in 2023, he was awarded an Impact Award in recognition of his work. 

"Thank you for recognizing the importance of healthcare support workers and their dedicated efforts. This award reminds us of our collective responsibility in creating a compassionate and dignified healthcare environment. With the support of the RCN Foundation, I am confident that together we can create a brighter and more compassionate future for the healthcare sector."

Adeboye IA 2023