The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Healthcare at home

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Educational Funding

Educational Grants for Community Nurses

The QNI is passionate about improving nursing care for people being nursed at home and in the community. To help achieve this, we can award an educational grant of up to £500 to applicants undertaking a course that reflects this intention. 

The QNI can only consider funding accredited education courses and modules promoting excellence in community nursing.

The QNI Education Fund has limited resources and can help fund 10 nurses per year.  Applications can be submitted throughout the year.

Courses may include the following:

Post qualification:

Specialist Community  Practitioner Qualification (SPQ)

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)

  • school nursing
  • health visiting
  • district nursing
  • general practice nursing
  • community children’s nursing
  • community mental health nursing
  • community learning disabilities nursing
  • return to nursing (in the community)
  • return to health visiting
  • community specialist practice primary care nursing/district nursing

Advanced Nurse Practitioner – community focussed     

Other community nursing courses may also be considered

Maximum grant:  up to £500 in any one year

Applications are considered on a discretionary basis and assessed individually.  

For more information please contact : Joanne Moorby, Welfare and grants officer, The QNI, 1a Henrietta Place, London W1G 0LZ. Tel: 0207 549 1400

A number of other organisations may be able to provide educational funding for nurses.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation

The Royal College of Nursing

The RCN has bursaries available to members. Visit

The RCN Foundation Bursary Scheme:
Scholarships, bursaries, learning and development opportunities available for Nurses, midwives and Health Care Assistants. Click her to find out more. 

The Sandra Charitable Trust

For people pursuing a career in nursing, the Trust can be contacted at:

(Keith Lawrence)
Moore Stephens
St. Pauls House
8-12 Warwick Lane
London EC4M 7BP

020 7334 9191

Professional Classes Aid Council

10 St Christopher’s Place
London W1U 1HZ

020 7935 0641



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