We offer six education grant bursaries of up to £1000 per applicant, available for registered nurses who work in community and primary care settings.

Grants are available for course fees and books and can only be paid once. The types of modules funded can be related to training or educational programmes at all academic levels. Please note that travel costs to attend educational courses are not normally funded. Applications are considered on a discretionary basis and assessed individually.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applications will be considered from nurses who work in community and primary care settings in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. If you are a nurse in Scotland, please contact QNI Scotland.
  • We only fund accredited courses and modules in community nursing
  • Courses must demonstrate a clear clinical benefit to patients
  • Successful applicants are required to provide a completed feedback form to the QNI as a condition of the grant.

Type of grants

1. Community and Adult Social Care settings, including Hospice, Residential and Care Homes bursary

Applications are invited from nurses working in the above settings and may include specialist and district nursing, community nurses, health visiting, school nursing, learning disabilities and mental health and community children’s nurses. We will be looking to help fund any continuing professional development modules including palliative care, specialist, personal and complex care needs. Applications are currently closed. 

2. Primary Care settings for General Practice Nurse bursary

Applications are invited from nurses working in general practice who seek to fund any continuing professional development modules including palliative care, specialist, personal and complex care needs. Applications are currently closed. 

3. Homeless and Inclusion Health bursary  

This grant is jointly funded by The Company of Nurses and the QNI. Applications are invited from nurses and health visitors working within the Homeless and Inclusion Health sector to undertake accredited courses relating to their work with people experiencing homelessness; those from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities; vulnerable migrants, and sex workers.

Types of courses considered could include Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol abuse, Specialist Homeless Health Visiting, and many other relevant courses. Applications are currently closed. 

4. Safeguarding Children bursary

In the light of the many child abuse cases, applications are invited from a wide range of nurses working specifically with children where their roles focus upon safeguarding children. Applications are currently closed. 

5. Dyslexia Assessment grant funding

For nurses specifically Specialist Practice Qualification or Specialist Community Public Health Nursing courses where a need has been identified by the university for a dyslexia assessment. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

6. QNI Leadership Programme funding

For nurses accepted onto the QNI Aspiring Leaders Programme where funding is not available elsewhere. For more information please contact joanne.moorby@qni.org.uk.

If you wish to find out more or discuss any aspect of our education grants programme, please email joanne.moorby@qni.org.uk.

 

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