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 - Closed

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.

Student Grants - Closed

Any questions? You can read our FAQ page which has all the information you need or contact grants@rcnfoundation.org.uk

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.