We offer two types of education grants: professional development and 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 - Open on 22 March 2021
Are you a current or former nurse, midwife, nursing support worker, student or nursing associate looking to develop your practice? You can now apply for an RCN Foundation Professional Development Grant:
RCN Foundation Professional Bursary Scheme - For courses/ modules that start between 01 September 2021 and 01 September 2022 - grants of up to £5,000 available
RCN Foundation Wessex Grant - For courses / modules that start between 01 September 2021 and 01 September 2022 - grants up to £5,000 available to General Practice Nurses who live or work in Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
International Year of the Nurse & Midwife Grants - Now closed
As part of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife celebrations, the RCN Foundation is delighted to announce that we are opening applications for a Monica Baly Grant. Find out more here:
Student Grants - Now closed
RCN Foundation Kidby Student Grant - If you are from the South East of England
RCN Foundation Into Nursing Grant (Previously Margaret Parkinson Scholarship) - If you’re a graduate thinking about going into nursing
RCN Foundation Leathersellers’ Grant - If you’re an undergraduate thinking about going into nursing.
Other Grants - Now closed
RCN Foundation Needlemakers - for nursing staff using needles
RCN Foundation Thomas Page Grant - if you are an RCN member and working in the Central Middlesex hospital
RCN Foundation JE McGuigan Grant - if you are living or working in the Portsmouth area
Marcia Mackie and Rae Bequest - offering financial support to nurses working in Northern Ireland