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The RCN Foundation Marcia Mackie Bursary Scheme and Rae Bequest Grants offer financial support to nurses registered in the UK and working in Northern Ireland in any sector.

Grants of up to £1,600 (Rae Bequest) and £1,000 (Marcia Mackie) are available. You’ll want to do a course or programme that will improve patient care and develop practice.

To apply for funding, you’ll need to be:

  • A UK registered nurse
  • Working and residing in Northern Ireland with the intention to remain working in the UK
  • Doing a UK accredited course between 1 September 2024 and 1 September 2025.

Application

The RCN Foundation Marcia Mackie and Rae Bequest grant programmes are jointly administered by the RCN Foundation and Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland. To download the application form, please follow the links below and submit your application to grants@rcnfoundation.org.uk.  

Rae Bequest

The RCN Foundation Rae Bequest training fund is available to registered nurses currently working in N. Ireland in any sector who wish to undertake a course or programme that will benefit the education of nurses for work in Northern Ireland, and enhance nursing practice and service delivery.

Grants of up to £1,600 are available.

How to apply

To apply, please download the application form. Find out more information about the grant and eligibility criteria here.

Marcia Mackie

The RCN Foundation Marcia Mackie fund is available to registered nurses currently working in Northern Ireland in any sector who wish to enhance nursing through personal professional development or research investigation.

Grants of up to £1000 available.

How to apply

To apply, please download the application form. Find out more information about the grant and eligibility criteria here.

Meet Mark

Mark is PhD Researcher at Ulster University and was awarded the RCN Foundation Marcia Mackie Education Grant, totalling £300, to assist his PhD and research into the development of a supportive intervention for people living with, and beyond, head and neck cancer. Mark used the funding to develop a resource targeting the social aspect of eating for this group. 

Hear more about Mark: