Launched in 2022, The Amin Abdullah RCN Foundation Grant focuses on mental health and wellbeing of nurses.
Amin took his own life in 2016, following his unfair dismissal from his job as a nurse at Charing Cross Hospital, after coming to the support of a colleague who had been treated harshly by a patient.
The £15,000 grant programme will make annual awards of up to £1,000 over 15 years, with plans to grow in the event of additional donations to the fund.
The grant has been made possible by generous donations from staff wellbeing campaigner Dr Narinder Kapur, Amin Abdullah's partner, Terry Skitmore, and Dr Nathan Illman, clinical psychologist, and founder of the Nurse Wellbeing Mission. The award scheme is proudly supported by the British Indian Nurses Association.
Funding wellbeing, compassionate support, and patient safety
The award will provide financial support to nurse-led projects that focus on nurses' wellbeing, such as the strategies registered nurses use to compassionately support each other to maintain high standards of patient safety despite the challenges they may face to achieve this.
In 2022, the grant was awarded to support two projects. Read more about them here.
How to apply
Applications are open to registered nurses from across the UK and applicants do not have to be a member of the RCN to apply.