The QNI will consider applications from registered nurses in financial need, who work or have worked in the community for a minimum of three years. ‘Community’ is defined as working outside hospital settings, for example:

  • Queen’s Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Practice Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Care Home Nurses
  • Community Midwives
  • Community Psychiatric Nurses
  • Community Children’s Nurses
  • Other registered nurses who have worked with patients in the community.

What kind of help can we give?

We will consider almost any request, but help is usually given, for example, with the provision of essential household items, building repairs or adaptations, respite care, specialist equipment such as walk-in baths, stair lifts, electric wheelchairs and amenity bills. In certain cases, the QNI may make regular quarterly payments to clients.

We will also consider applications requesting help from nurses in the community who need some financial assistance at crucial times to help them remain in the profession.

We regret that we cannot help with:

  • Residential or nursing home fees
  • Debt
  • Cost of medical treatment
  • Funeral expenses.

Making an application

To make an application please download and submit the application form.

As the QNI office is closed due to Covid-19, when you have completed the application, please email it to Justine Curtis at [email protected].

Please note, you will also need to send a copy of your latest bank statement, and a copy of a utility bill too.

If, however, you would like to discuss matters first, please email or call Justine on 020 7549 1400 and leave a message for her to call you back.

Please also make sure you have read the eligibility criteria first.

Let us know what you think

If you have received financial assistance or advice from us, we’d be delighted to get your feedback via email.

All feedback will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Sometimes we ask people if they would be happy for us to include a summary of their story in our literature. This helps us to show other people how we can help them. We will always seek permission to do this, and all stories are anonymous.

Thank you!

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