Grant Programmes

People Living with Frailty 2018

The Burdett Trust's latest empowerment grants programme: 'People Living with Frailty' is now closed to new applications. 

The programme will support projects that will promote and evaluate innovative interventions, practices and services that meet the needs of people living with frailty.  The Trust is particularly interested in initiatives that will encourage and disseminate evidence-based practice that will have an impact on health and social care outcomes for this vulnerable patient group.  All projects must be nurse-led and have the nursing contribution to healthcare at their core.  Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate a strong patient-centred engagement narrative and an interprofessional approach.  Proposals must be well-argued and demonstrate why the project is needed, what benefits and impacts it will deliver and how it will generate learning that can be shared, disseminated and adopted more widely.

NB: This programme is now closed to new applications - the following links are for reference only:

Click here to download the Grant Guidance Material

Click here to download the Grant Terms and Conditions

Click here to download the Burdett Privacy Policy





Details of grants awarded previously can be downloaded using the links below:

2011 Empowerment Programme

2013 Delivering Dignity 

2014 Young Minds 

2014 Transitional Care 

2015 Maternal & Childhood Obesity

2016 Men's Health

2016 Nurse Retention

2016 Strengthening Nursing Leadership

2017 Strengthening Nursing Leadership

The Trust also makes grants within other targeted grant programmes, the details of which are set out below. 

Small Grants Programme

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 

Click here to download the Grant Guidance Material

Click here to download the application questions 

Click here to access the Small Grants Application Form


International Grants

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.

Click here to download the guidance material for this programme

Proactive Grants

Burdett Trust for Nursing aims to be more than a reactive grant-making charity. It strives to be a catalyst for change, an active player in improving the health and well-being of patients. To this end the trustees participate in dialogue and share new ideas with grantee organisations, service providers, other funders and government agencies. The Trust aims to create opportunities to engage nursing stakeholders in collaborative problem-solving and program development. Through the Proactive Grants Program trustees work with a wide range of public and private partners to advance the Foundation's long-term goals. All proactive grants are initiated by the Burdett Trust for Nursing and the Trustees do not accept unsolicited applications within this programme.

Click here to access the Burdett Trust Proactive Application Form

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