The Burdett Trust for Nursing
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. Nurses, midwives and the allied health professions make up the majority of the healthcare workforce and play a pivotal role in direct care to patients. The Trust makes grants in support of nurse-led projects, using its funds to empower nurses and make significant improvements to the patient care environment.
As a registered charity Burdett Trust for Nursing is able to accept charitable donations to support its work. Please contact the Chief Executive, Shirley Baines, using the contact information provided on this website.
Sir Henry Burdett KCB, 1847-1920
A philanthropist, hospital reformerman and a man with boundless energy, Sir Henry Burdett was interested in the development of the nursing profession and established the Royal National Pension Fund
The Trust was set up in 2002 in recognition of the foundation, philosophy and structure of the RNPFN.
Learn more about The Burdett Trust for Nursing, as well as its grant programmes and initiatives.
Our trustees bring specialist knowledge from a wide range of backgrounds and all are closely involved in all aspects of the Trust’s work.
What we do
The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare.
Learn about our grants to help empower nurses and make significant improvements to patient care.