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.
Professional Development Grants - Now Open
Are you a current or former nurse, midwife, nursing support worker, student or nursing associate looking to develop your practice?
You can apply for the following grants:
RCN Foundation Professional Bursary Scheme - Grants of up to £1,600 for continuous professional development in: adult nursing, children’s nursing, learning disability nursing and mental health nursing
RCN Foundation Needlemakers - If you use needles in your work and are doing postgraduate study or a professional short course, you could be eligible for up to £1,000 through this grant
Monica Baly Grant - Grants of up to £1,000 available for a history of nursing related project/course/activity
Marica Mackie and Rae Bequest - Grants available for nurses in Northern Ireland for professional development
For updates on educational grants opening dates please sign up here rcnfoundation.rcn.org.uk/get-involved/email-sign-up to join our mailing list.
Helping Hand Scheme
Would you be interested in receiving support to complete the application process? Through our new Helping Hands initiative, you can apply to be matched with a previous grant recipient who will assist you through the application process for a Professional Bursary Scheme grant. If you would like to receive further information or to apply for a Helping Hand, please email email@example.com
Please note we will try to accommodate everyone who is interested but we may not be able to match everyone.
What do we need to know?
In your email please include:
Brief description of your current role
What course you are applying for
Student Grants - Now Open
RCN Foundation Into Nursing Grant (Previously Margaret Parkinson Scholarship) - If you’re a graduate thinking about going into nursing
For updates on educational grants opening dates please sign up here rcnfoundation.rcn.org.uk/get-involved/email-sign-upto join our mailing list.
Autumn 2021 Education Grants Webinar
Watch our webinar for advice and insider knowledge on how to make your application stand out from the crowd.