RCN Foundation autumn round of education grants is NOW OPEN 

Up to £5,000 available to nurses, nursing associates, midwives and healthcare support workers who will begin their study between 01 January 2021 and 01 January 2022. 

Right now, thousands of nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers across the UK continue to be at the forefront of battling COVID-19. That’s why we launched our COVID-19 Support Fund in April to respond directly to the challenges faced by frontline nursing and midwifery staff.

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, to date, the RCN Foundation has already helped 2,800 nursing and midwifery staff, providing just over £1.2M in grants through our COVID-19 Support Fund and the Stelios Says Thank you Awards.

Find out more about how philanthropic support is enabling the RCN Foundation to make a difference.

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

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The courage of compassion

A new report commissioned by the RCN Foundation and produced by The King’s Fund, sets out eight recommendations to address the core needs of nurses and midwives at work.

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"Working on the frontline"

The first single from charity album “Song Club”, which celebrates frontline workers, is released in support of the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund

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Autumn round grants open

Our autumn round of education and career development grants is now open.

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RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund

Right now, thousands of nurses, midwives and health care support workers across the UK are at the forefront of battling Covid-19. In these unprecedented times, the nursing community is facing significant challenges, not only in continuing to provide excellent patient care on the frontline, but potentially facing personal hardship and the significant psychological implications of the crisis.   

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Ways we can help during COVID-19

Ways we can help nurses, midwives and nursing support workers during this difficult and unprecedented time.

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COVID-19 Support Fund Impact Stories

Read about how we are supporting frontline health care staff through our COVID-19 Support Fund Grants