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Funding Information

Please note, some of these funding oppotunities may be suspeneded currently due to the COVID - 19 pandemic.


Practitioners often contact the Effective Practitioner Team to enquire about sources of funding. To help you, this page provides examples of funding that you may be eligible to apply for and may be of reevance to your Continuing Professional Development. However, we encourage you to look out for other sources too.

Please let us know about any additional funding for education which might be useful to practitioners by emailing us at

NHS Education for Scotland

General Practice Nursing

Access information about GPN funding here

General Nursing Council Fund

The GNC for Scotland Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award provides is funding opportunities for registered nurses and midwives resident and practising in Scotland.  Funding is available to support the following activities: Educational Development Activity, Small Scale Project (Research / Non-Research), Study Tour.

AHP Career Fellowship Scheme

The AHP Career Fellowship Scheme exists to support learning and development opportunities for the benefit of the AHP workforce across NHSScotland.

Health Board or local area bursaries.

There may be specific funding in the area where you live or work that you can apply for to help support your learning. You will find information on your Health Board website or intranet, local council website, education providers or from relevant organisations.

British Infection Assocation Grants

For more information please click the above link.

Florence Nightingale Foundation

The Florence Nightingale Foundation awards Scholarships to advance the study of nursing and to promote excellence in practice. Every year, nurses and midwives apply for the prestigious scholarships offered by this leading charity, which give recipients the opportunity to expand their understanding of the profession to the benefit of patient care.

Please see the website for more details

Health Foundation

Funding and Fellowship opportunities

King Edward VII Memorial

Educational bursaries for nurses in Scotland

King Edward VII Memorial is there to help nurses in need.

welfare | hardship | education

Mary Seacole Awards

The awards fund specific health care projects or other educational/development activity that aim to improve the health outcomes of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. The funds also contribute to the work of the NHS Commission Boards joint work around equality and health inequalities.

Queen's Nursing Institute

Since 1990 The Queen's Nursing Institute has supported hundreds of nurse-led projects.These projects are one of the most direct ways in which we help community nurses to deliver improvements in patient care.

Royal College of Nursing

The RCN list a variety of funding opportunities provided by a range of organisations

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Fund British citizens, resident in the UK, to travel overseas to study areas of topical and personal interest, to gain knowledge and bring back best practice for the benefit of others, their profession and community, in the UK.


New Initiatives

Remeber to keep checking the News section for up to date information on new initiatives and funding opportunities.