The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN). The Trust was set up in 2002 in recognition of the foundation, philosophy and structure of the RNPFN.
The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established with the following charitable objects: to promote and advance education, research and training within the nursing and other healthcare professions for the benefit of the public and to promote public awareness of nursing and health issues; provide for the relief of hardship and mental or physical ill-health among nurses and other health-care professionals, and their dependants; and promote and advance the provision of nursing and other health services for the benefit of the public.
The ‘Transitional Care Empowerment Programme’ will make grants to support projects that empower nurses to deliver better outcomes for young people who require long term health care as they make the transition from child and adolescent to adult services. Full details for this grant programme are available on the 'What we do' page.
Burdett Trust has launched its new Small Grants Programme to support nurse-led projects that involve clinical care, environment of care, social care, leadership and/or education. Grants of between £2k and £8k will be made to projects that empower nurses and make significant improvements to the patient care environment.