The funds held by the General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust were originally contributed by nurses and were transferred over to the Trust by the General Nursing Council which regulated the nursing profession in England and Wales for over 60 years.

The Trustees feel that they can best keep faith with this heritage by applying the income from the funds in such a way so as to promote the development of nursing for the benefit of society. This in turn will contribute to the enhancement of the profession because it is through standards of practice and conduct that a profession gains in recognition and respect.

In considering applications for nursing research grants, the Trustees are mindful of the objects of the Trust and the desire to enhance the profession of nursing, rather than any one individual who is a member of that profession.


GRANT APPLICATIONS for 2015 are now being received with a CLOSING DATE of 5pm on 12 JUNE 2015

 Any prospective applicants should follow the information on the website

  If in doubt please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary 


Following the 5 June 2014  meeting of the Trustees' Board, GNCT announced the award of the two grants outlined below.

£20,000 Grant awarded to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Dr Caryl Skene applied for funding to complete the 12 month project titled: 'Developing Family-centred care in a neonatal intensive care unit: an action research study'.

£16,454 Grant awarded to University of Southampton - Professor Mandy Fader et al applied for funding to complete the 18 month project titled: 'Supporting women with toileting in palliative care: is the female urinal an acceptable, safe and effective product for bladder management?'



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GNCT Objects

The objects of the Trust for the public benefit are:

  • To advance the science and art of nursing.

  • To advance the better education and training of student nurses training for a statutory nursing qualification, and the further education and training of Registered Nurses.

  • To promote research and investigation into matters relating to nursing.

  • To relieve persons who, by reason of age or infirmity, have retired from or are unable to continue active nursing.

  • To make grants to, or provide practical assistance in the furtherance of, the objects of The Nurses Welfare Service (or any successor body).