The Burdett Trust for Nursing

The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN).

Nurses, midwives and the allied health professions make up the majority of the healthcare workforce and play a pivotal role in direct care to patients. The Trust targets its grants at projects that are nurse-led, using its funds to empower nurses and make significant improvements to the patient care environment.

The Burdett Trust for Nurses makes grants to support the nursing contribution to health care within three key priority areas:

  • Building Nursing Research Capacity : to support clinical nursing research and research addressing policy, leadership development and delivery of nursing care.

  • Building Nurse Leadership Capacity: supporting nurses in their professional development to create a cadre of excellent nursing and allied health professionals who will become leaders of the future and foster excellence and capacity-building in advancing the nursing profession.

  • Supporting Local Nurse-led Initiatives: to support nurse-led initiatives that make a difference at local level and are focused explicitly on improving care for patients and users of services.


More details about the Trusts work and funding grants can be found  here