Educational grants are available to league members for help with funding for CPD which can be for a course, a module, or a conference. Educational grants are awarded annually, usually in May to coincide with the annual Reunion and the AGM.
Examples of educational support offered in the last few years include:
- Part-funding for a PhD
- Part-funding for a module on an MSc
- Part-funding for training as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner
- Part-funding for attendance at a conference
- Part-funding for Advanced Life Support Resuscitation training
Awards of up to £1500 have been made, but the value offered depends on the quality of the application and the available funds to the League which are dependent on our financial investments. Some awards have the area of expertise specified by the benefactor, for example; cancer care, emergency care or community work.
Recipients of educational grants are required to write a synopsis of their education and this is published in the KCHNL Journal each year. League members enjoy reading about the variety of CPD undertaken by clinical practitioners and this will often result in further donations from members to the Educational fund.
We also use our funds to assist with other activities such as supporting a KCH Trust study day or funding a six-month allocation of a nurse volunteer for the Sierra Leone project in Freetown. This is a particularly exciting project for KCHNL to be involved in and in collaboration with King’s Global Health Partnerships, the next nursing clinician/educator will be partially-funded by KCHNL.
Our grants and bursaries are funded by generous gifts and donations which have been made over previous years. Any donations and legacies left to the Education Grants Trust are always very gratefully received, please contact the treasurer Mrs Chrissie Spiers at email@example.com.
Trustees: J.M. Coleman, M.M Heggie, C.M. Spiers