Charitable Funds from UCH London Nurses’ Charity
The Aims (objects) of UCH London Nurses’ Charity
- To advance the health of patients being cared for in hospital and in the community in such ways as the Trustees think fit including by:
- Advancing the education of associate members by providing grants and bursaries to enable associate members to attend training courses, workshops, conferences and seminars relating to their areas of practice;
- Advancing the education of associate members by providing grants and bursaries to enable associate members to undertake research and publish and disseminate the results of any such research;
- Advancing education by providing grants to Florence Nightingale scholars at the Florence Nightingale Foundation (RCN: 229229) to undertake research and publish and disseminate the results of any such research; and
- Providing a network to assist associate members to communicate with each other in order to share: best practice; latest developments in patient care; feedback from attending training courses, workshops, conferences and seminars paid for by the Charity; and results of research undertaken.
- The relief of poverty and financial hardship among associate members of the Charity by providing grants, items and services to those in need.
The Fund is a restricted fund held by the Charity and it is managed by the Volunteer Trustees of the Charity. It is available for associate members of the Charity who are in need of financial assistance in a period of hardship due to ill health, accident or disability.
Grants can be considered for you or your dependents e.g. parents/children. Examples would include utility bills, respite care, stairlifts, transport costs for prolonged hospital visits, and personal care at home. They may also go towards replacement white goods and specific equipment to enable associate members to live independently in their own homes. However, funding is not available for residential or nursing home fees. Hear how the Fund helped one of our Associates.
How to apply – As a registered charity an assessment of financial need is required and this is carried out by the Trustees once an application form has been completed and returned to the Charity. All information on the form is confidential and we are happy to answer any queries an applicant may have. A volunteer or Trustee from the Benevolent Fund group is in the office on a Thursday morning. Messages can be left on the answerphone on other days.
Request for an application form should be made to:-
The Benevolent Fund
UCH London Nurses’ Charity,
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Trust Headquarters 2nd floor Central,
250 Euston Road,
London NW1 2PG
Tel No: 02034479635
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This is my fifth report as Chair of UCH London Nurses’ Charity. My thanks to the trustees, members of the Benevolent Fund Committee and volunteers without whose work the charity would not continue.
Our work has been successful over 2023, we continue to award education and benevolent fund grants, we have good liaison with UCLH
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The Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service will be taking place on 16 May at St Paul’s Cathedral at 17.00.
This year sees a change in the venue from Westminster Abbey to St Paul’s due to the coronation of King Charles III, also taking place in May.