Grants for Nurses and Medical Professional including Nurses Study Grants, the Mary Seacole Awards and the Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund

There are a number of grant and award schemes for people in the medical profession. The following programmes are available across the UK, Britain and England respectively.

1. The Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund

Cash grants of up to £1,500 per year are available for nurses in the UK who find themselves in a difficult financial situation, including as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

The Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund is accepting applications from nurses, healthcare assistants and third year student nurses who are volunteering with the NHS.

Funding is designed to support healthcare workers “who find themselves in precarious financial positions due to unforeseen expenditure and debt”.

The Fund has recently responded to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by extending support to acknowledge the work being provided by third year student nurses who are volunteering for the NHS in the current crisis.

Any registered nurse can apply as well as healthcare assistants who have practised in the UK, if they find themselves in need at this time.

The Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund aims to process applications very quickly.

Please note that funding is not available for residential or nursing home fees, respite care or funeral costs.

2. The British Geriatrics Society

The British Geriatrics Society administers a number of grants, prizes and awards with a view to encouraging high quality research and furthering the professional development of professionals with an interest in older people’s healthcare, including Nurses Study Grants and Young Doctors Education Grants, which can help with costs associated with attendance at meetings/conferences by young UK-based doctors and specialist registrars. Priority will be given to those presenting papers at meetings.

Details of other grants and awards is available on the British Geriatrics Society website (see link above).

3. Mary Seacole Awards

The awards provide opportunities for nurses, midwives and health visitors in England to undertake a project, or other educational/ development activity, to enhance patient/client-focused care that benefits and improves the health outcomes of people from black and minority ethnic communities. The awards are made in honour of Mary Seacole who, during the Crimean War, made a major contribution to nursing practice.

Applications for the 2020/2021 award year will open on 11 June 2020.