Staff living or working in the London area can apply for a £250 payment.
Nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers living or working in the Greater London area can apply for a £250 payment in recognition of their determined work.
The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation has donated £250,000 to the RCN Foundation in order to provide these funding awards to nursing and midwifery staff working on the frontline who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Foundation’s UK headquarters is based in London and so asked for this support to be directed to frontline nursing and midwifery staff working and living in London.
Deepa Korea, RCN Foundation Director, says; “With London being the hardest-hit city in the UK so far, the nursing and midwifery team has displayed unwavering determination throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are most grateful to the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation for enabling us to deliver these awards to say thank you to the frontline health care workers who continue to keep London communities safe and well.”
Sir Stelios, the renowned entrepreneur and founder of EasyJet, added; “These awards are a demonstration of our heartfelt appreciation of and gratitude for the work of frontline nursing and midwifery staff in London during this pandemic.
“For many it has meant long, stressful hours with little rest or relaxation and lengthy separation from friends, families and loved ones.
“I trust the money will be put to good use by way of reward when happier times return.”
Application forms and eligibility information can be found on the RCN Foundation’s website and applications will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Workers outside the London area or those in acute financial difficulty can apply to the RCN Foundation’s COVID support fund.