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.
This fund was established in 1979/80 in memory of Janet Hull, a UCH student and staff nurse who died tragically in a road accident on her return from honeymoon, one week after her wedding. Her parents took the initiative to create a memorial fund to help UCH nurses with travel costs in pursuit of professional nursing studies. UCLH Charity now manages the fund and the Nurses’ League administers the award of scholarships.
The fund is designed to continue in perpetuity and allows for a small annual increase to offset inflation. The money available for a scholarship is £2000.
Applications are now invited from associate members of the UCH London Nurse’s Charity and also ULH-employed registered nurses. The Chief Nurse will chair the award of scholarships. The Janet Hull travel scholarship is for Band 5 registered nurses only. Email Us
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
2nd floor Maple House, 235 Euston Road London, NW1 2BU
Tel No: 02034479635
The aim of the fund is to assist associate members with grants for postgraduate education. This might take the form of a recognised course, a study tour or an educational project that could help the associate member with their career. Applicants must have been associate members of the charity for a year.
Three separate grants are the maximum anyone can receive. If you wish to apply to be considered for a grant, please write to the Secretary, UCH London Nurses’ Charity, 2nd Floor Maple House, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU or email us.
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Postponed until Saturday 2nd April 2022
Was to be at the Grafton/Radisson Hotel
Tickets will be carried over to April, however, if you can't attend, please contact us to request a refund.
Saturday 2nd April 2022
At the Grafton/Radisson Hotel, 130 Tottenham Court Road
The Autumn lunch this year will include an Annual Charity Meeting after lunch as well as a meeting room beforehand for members to gather over coffee and biscuits. The Grafton Hotel has been booked for 16th October 2021 from 10.30 onwards.
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In particular this year I approached the charity for a financial bursary in light of changes in our family circumstances. I found that the charity responded very compassionately and quickly.
Do you know a nurse who makes a significant contribution to the promotion of human rights in their care of people in need? If you have a nomination please get in touch. The deadlines for nominations for the 2022 awards Friday, 29th April 2022
Welcome to a series of quarterly talks on current nursing issues. The first one is a pre-recorded talk given by Dr Venetia Brown, Middlesex University. Venetia trained at UCH between 1983 and 1986. She is currently Director of Programmes (Nursing) leading on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Co-Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery.