The UCH London Nurses’ Charity is a non-profit making organisation for all nurses, past and present, of University College London Hospital. As well as providing a network for associate members to stay connected with former colleagues, the charity also offers a number of grants and bursaries. You can become an associate member if you have trained, worked, or currently work at UCLH.
The UCH London Nurses’ Charity was originally founded in 1909 as the UCH London Nurses’ League. Your membership will help preserve the history and heritage of nursing at UCLH, whilst providing funds to help fulfil the charity’s aims. Once you have been a member for one year you are eligible to apply for a grant to further your professional education or training.
Becoming an associate member of the UCH London Nurses’ Charity entitles you to access funding. Associate membership also includes the annual magazine and access to charity events.
It costs just £20 per year for annual associate membership.
To join all you have to do is complete the form here:
To make or renew your membership by direct bank transfer please complete the form: https://www.uchlondonnursescharity.co.uk/join-us/become-a-member/
To find out more about the history of the UCLH London Nurse's Charity, go to:https://www.uchlondonnursescharity.co.uk/about-us/our-history/
Charitable Funds from UCH London Nurses’ Charity
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 created a memorial fund to help UCH nurses with travel costs in the pursuit of professional nursing studies. UCLH Charity now manages the fund and the Nurses’ Charity administers the award of scholarships.
The fund is designed to continue in perpetuity and allows for a small annual increase to offset inflation. A total of £2000 is available per annum.
The Fund is open to Band 5 nurses only, and applications up to the value of £1000 will be considered. Applications are invited from members of the UCH London Nurse’s Charity and also UCLH-employed registered nurses. The Chief Nurse chairs the award of scholarships.
Please contact the Charity for further details about how to apply: https://www.uchlondonnursescharity.co.uk/contact-us/
The Education Fund assists associate members with grants for postgraduate education. This scholarly activity might take the form of a recognised course, a study tour or an educational project that intends to help the associate member in their career. Applicants must have been associate members of the charity for one year prior to applying.
If you wish to apply, please email the Charity:
Funding is available for associate members of the Charity, and UCLH-employed registered nurses who are experiencing financial hardship. This could be due to: ill-health, relocation from overseas, or changes to family income as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants can be considered for one-off items or a contribution towards ongoing costs.
If you would like to apply, please email the Charity on https://www.uchlondonnursescharity.co.uk/contact-us/ and a volunteer or Trustee from the Benevolent Fund group will make arrangements to speak with you in confidence.