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Whether you are established in your nursing career or just starting out, we offer a range of education and professional development grants for nurses, midwives, healthcare support workers, and those aspiring towards a career in nursing. 

We offer different types of grants to support your educational and professional development so that you can have a longer lasting impact on patient care. You do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing to be eligible for an RCN Foundation grant.

Open grants

There are currently no education grants open.

To keep up to date and find out when our grants open, sign up to the RCN Foundation email newsletter.

Please note: once you start an application it will automatically save and you can return to complete it at any time, however once you reach section 9 you will no longer be able to go back to your application so please make sure you complete all sections before progressing to section 9. 

Find out how an education grant from the RCN Foundation can help you and your patients:

Watch our education grants webinar for advice on how to apply.

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Applying for an education grant?

Hear from recent beneficiaries about their experience of receiving an education grant

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Frequently Asked Questions

Education Grants

Hear from Sarah McGloin, Head of Grants & Impact

Sarah tells us what makes a good application and gives some hints and tips on how to apply.

Adeboye OsifadeĀ 

Adeboye was the recipient of the RCN Foundation Kershaw education grant. Earlier this year, he was awarded an Impact Award in recognition of his work. 

"Thank you for recognizing the importance of healthcare support workers and their dedicated efforts. This award reminds us of our collective responsibility in creating a compassionate and dignified healthcare environment. With the support of the RCN Foundation, I am confident that together we can create a brighter and more compassionate future for the healthcare sector."

Adeboye IA 2023