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. Examples of community specialisms include:

  • District Nurses
  • General Practice Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Care Home Nurses
  • Community Midwives
  • Homeless and Inclusion Health Nurses
  • Community Psychiatric Nurses
  • Community LD Nurses
  • Community Children’s Nurses
  • Occupational Health Nurses
  • Other Registered Nurses who work 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, stairlifts, electric wheelchairs and amenity bills. In certain cases, the QNI may make regular quarterly payments to clients.

In 2021, we have received additional funding from CHSA specifically to help nurses who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We also consider applications for financial assistance at crucial times to help nurses remain in the nursing 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 form, please email it to Justine Curtis at

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  Justine.

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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