To maximise the impact of their funding the Trustees work in partnership with other organisations to deliver some of their grant programmes. Details of these programmes can be found on the ‘Our Partners' page of this website.
Details of grants awarded previously within our Empowerment Programmes can be downloaded using the links below:
The Trust also makes grants within other targeted grant programmes, the details of which are set out below.
Retention has been identified by Health Education England, the Department of Health and by health care commissioners as being the singular most important issue in enabling the sustainability of effective and productive healthcare in the UK. This grants programme will support nurse-led projects that can help achieve and retain a skilled and resilient workforce capable of and committed to delivering the highest level of patient care.
The Trust believes that to make an impact projects will be of significant scale and will involve organisations working in partnership, or in consortium. Grants made within this programme will be between £50,000 and £250,000.
All applications must be submitted via the online application form which will be available on this webpage at the beginning of August. You can prepare your application in advance by downloading the application questions below.
This programme will make small grants to projects that are nurse-led and focussed on supporting the nursing contribution to healthcare. All projects must be focussed on improving care for patients through nursing and may include multi-professional or team-working interventions. Projects may involve clinical care, environment of care, social care, leadership and/or education. Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Grant Guidance material and application questions in advance of submitting your application online. All applications must be submitted using the link to the online application form. Please note: we will not accept applications that are submitted by email
From time to time the Burdett Trust for Nursing will consider applications from UK registered charities working overseas to build nurse leadership capacity or to empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. Recently these grants have been scaled back and are subject to strategic review. At the present time only small applications are being considered. Please refer to the guidance material for information about this programme.