Our partners

To maximise the impact of their funding the trustees have appointed ‘funding partners’ to work with them to deliver carefully targeted grant programmes and nurse-led iniatives. All joint programmes and projects are carefully monitored to ensure that they operate within the Trustees’ stated policy areas and achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

The Trust’s current partners are set out below:

Burdett Trust is looking forward to working in partnership with the Council of Deans to support students as future leaders. This two year project will develop and promote students’ leadership capacity in support of delivery of the best possible care to patients and service users.


C3 believes that with the right knowledge, skills and opportunities, nurses are uniquely placed to help prevent non–communicable diseases (NCDs) by promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles. C3 uses its international expertise and extensive global nursing network to raise awareness, engage and educate the nursing community, and create opportunities for nurses to share their knowledge and expertise locally, nationally and internationally. The partnership with Burdett Trust will help C3 take forward a range of key initiatives.


CW+ has formed a partnership with the Burdett Trust to support nurse-led innovation at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


The Florence Nightingale Foundation has formed a partnership with the Burdett Trust to award scholarships aimed at helping nurses, midwives and allied health professionals develop their leadership skills. The scholarships are intended to be ambitious and to make a significant difference to the careers of high-quality individuals.


The Inspire Improvement Fellowship programme provides support to enable clinical front line nurse leaders to develop skills and expertise in facilitating person centred, safe and effective workplace cultures for the benefit of patients and staff alike.


The IGNITE programme proposed by The Burdett Trust provides a major opportunity to act as a catalyst to strengthen approaches to support pioneering nursing and midwifery clinical practice, directly impacting on patient and population outcomes, and accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The partnership will position The Burdett Trust as a key leader and enabler of global nursing and midwifery innovation and change. The Burdett Trust IGNITE programme will provide three proof of concept progressive nursing and midwifery led projects in extremely low resourced settings, in Africa: Liberia, DRC and Uganda. Together with The Burdett Trust, EGNI, Nursing Studies and the Global Health Academy at UoE will ensure a shared ambition to empower nurses and midwives globally to make significant improvements in the care and health of global populations through the IGNITE programme.

Programme 1: Improving Maternal and Neonatal Care in Liberia
Programme 2: Improving Care for Women Affected by Trauma in DRC
Programme 3: Palliative Care Nurse Leaders


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The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare.

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Our trustees bring specialist knowledge from a wide range of backgrounds and all are closely involved in all aspects of the Trust’s work.

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The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare.

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Grant Programmes

Learn about our grants to help empower nurses and make significant improvements to patient care.

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