From open rounds of education grants, project calls and fundraising campaigns, find everything you need to know below.
Hardship fund for nurses and midwives changing in 2022
Introducing the RCN Foundation Benevolent Service
Mini marathon at HMP Prescoed
The men at HMP Prescoed, an open prison in South Wales, came together and decided to complete a mini marathon to show their gratitude to the hardworking nursing professionals on site.
Read more about Folk Healers and Midwives accused of Witchcraft in Scotland 1563-1736
The RCN Foundation funded a study to review and inform the development of age-appropriate support and rehabilitation for young adults experiencing stroke.
External Adviser to the RCN Foundation Appointments Panel
We’re recruiting! Find out more here
RCN Foundation Virtual Impact Awards 2021
Join us in celebrating our seven outstanding Impact Award winners
New Trustees and Advisers appointed by the RCN Foundation
The RCN Foundation has appointed four new Trustees to its Board and six new Advisers to its Committees.
Call for Grant Reviewers
The RCN Foundation is currently looking for individuals across all fields of nursing and at all levels to act as Grant Reviewers.
Helping Hand Scheme
RCN Foundation launches Helping Hand Scheme to support nurses, midwives, nursing associates or health care support workers who are looking to progress in their careers
RCN Foundation launches funding call to support non-specialist nurses in assessing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
Psychological First Aid Research Project
The RCN Foundation funds study by academics from Northumbria University and the University of Highlands and Islands to evaluate the usage and efficacy of Psychological First Aid for people working in the care home sector throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccinations
The RCN Foundation funds study to boost uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations for people with learning/ intellectual disabilities
RCN Foundation funds historical research project
The RCN Foundation has funded a history of nursing research project to document the stories of nurses and midwives accused of witchcraft in Scotland.
RCN Foundation COVID-19 Response
Read about how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and helping the nursing and midwifery community through our hardship grants, mental health and wellbeing support, funding calls, projects and publications.
Mental health and wellbeing repository
If you are a frontline health care staff struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, here is a list of organisations that can help.
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.
Nurse training to enhance recovery care for brain injury survivors
A new online course has been developed at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the RCN Foundation to help nurses respond more effectively to the effects of neurological conditions.
Funding call for applicants to develop a multi-centre study across the nations to explore the effectiveness of PFA as an intervention to support the psychological wellbeing of care home nursing teams during the COVID-19 pandemic.
RCN Foundation funds iHV programme
The RCN Foundation has awarded a grant to the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) to develop a programme to promote emotional wellbeing at work for small groups of health visitors (HV) working in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
RCN Foundation funding call
RCN Foundation launches funding call for research exploring effective leadership strategies during COVID-19 pandemic
"Song Club" album out now
Charity album “Song Club”, which celebrates frontline workers, is released in support of the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund
COVID-19 Support Fund Impact Stories
Read about how we are supporting frontline health care staff through our COVID-19 Support Fund Grants
RCN Foundation Impact Awards 2020
We are delighted to shine a light on our eight outstanding Impact Award winners who, by developing and enhancing their practice, have made an outstanding contribution to the health, wellbeing and care of patients throughout the UK.
Jefferies donation to COVID-19 Support Fund
International financial services group Jefferies International Ltd has donated $100,000 to the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund in memory of their late CFO, Peg Broadbent
BalikBayani fundraiser in aid of Filipino healthcare workers
A group of friends have set up a fundraising campaign to run, walk and exercise a combined total of 11,000 km in honour of Filipino healthcare workers who have lost their life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covers for Others
Music initiative Covers for Others has raised £14,368 to date to support frontline nursing staff – through the RCN Foundation’s COVID-19 Support Fund.
Ways we can help during COVID-19
Ways we can help nurses, midwives and nursing support workers during this difficult and unprecedented time.
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.
LV Donates to COVID-19 Support Fund
Insurance company LV= have generously donated to the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund.