The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced that it will receive additional funding of £86,000 from the Covid-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA) this year.

The funding will be used to increase the amount of money available for distribution to community nurses in financial need over the next 12 months. The new money is specifically for nurses whose financial circumstances have been impacted by the pandemic.

Thanks to this extremely generous donation from CHSA, the QNI will be able to support more nurses in financial need. We will be able to support more nurses who have been affected by the pandemic, for example through loss of income due to sickness, changing work patterns or family issues. I would encourage all nurses in the community, primary care and social care to think of the QNI if they are in any financial difficulty.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, QNI Chief Executive

Financial assistance grants are also available from the QNI grants fund for nurses suffering hardship through illness, disability or life crisis, not necessarily related to the pandemic.



Full information about eligibility for financial assistance is on the QNI’s website at: https://www.qni.org.uk/help-for-nurses/financial-help/

CHSA (COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal) is a time-limited charity set up to support health and care staff across the UK who have been adversely affected by the pandemic. The charity is a subsidiary of the RCN Foundation.


The QNI received almost £50k from CHSA in 2020 to support its listening service, for nurses to speak to trained staff in confidence about challenges in work or home life. https://www.qni.org.uk/help-for-nurses/talktous/


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