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RCN Foundation is an independent charity whose purpose is to support and strengthen nursing and midwifery to improve the health and wellbeing of the public. We do this by providing grants for hardship, education & research. You do not need to be a member of the RCN to access our support.

Our grants

RCN Foundation are here to help

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Hardship grants

Are you a nursing or midwifery professional who needs financial support?

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Education grants

Apply for a professional development or student grant

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Research and practice development grants

How you can support us

The nursing and midwifery community needs your support now more than ever. Your generosity will help us care for those who care for us at a time when the nursing and midwifery community need us most.


Make a donation

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Leave a gift in your Will

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Fundraise for us

Recent news and events from the RCN Foundation

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RCN Foundation and Tickets for Good Partnership

Free and discounted tickets for all healthcare professionals (including the NHS and charitable organisations) donated by the UK’s top live event partners.


Follow your (Com)Passion

The RCN Foundation partners with the Kings Fund to launch an exciting new project for early career midwives called Follow You (Com)Passion.

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RCN Foundation launches The RCN Foundation Chair in Adult Social Care Nursing

RCN Foundation launches first of its kind initiative in social care nursing.