Burdett Trust for Nursing (BTFN) Launches New Fund for Type 2 Diabetes Interventions

This grant scheme is for nurse-led interventions focused on reducing the prevalence and effects of type 2 diabetes.

Established in 2002, the Burdett Trust for Nursing (BTFN) is an independent charitable trust that allocates grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare.

BTFN’s High Impact Type 2 Diabetes Interventions Grant Programme seeks to fund interventions focused on the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes. The Trust has launched a new funding strategy focused on reducing death and the impact of longer-term disability related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). As a result of this, from 2022 for a period of five years, the Trust will run a series of grant programmes targeting one of the four main categories of NCDs. This is the second grant programme in the series.

The Trust believes that nurses have a central role to play in reducing the prevalence and effects of type 2 diabetes. Nurses are well placed to encourage people with diabetes to engage in self-management of their glucose levels and dietary regimes through patient-centred customised interventions. They are often the first point of contact and play a crucial role in screening, maintaining and supporting people to prevent or to live with the condition.

Funding through this scheme will support innovative, nurse-led initiatives that will decrease hospitalisation and reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes. All projects must be nurse-led and have the nursing contribution to healthcare at their core.

Application is open to UK organisations that wish to undertake innovative projects to strengthen nursing leadership. Applicant organisations must be:

  • Properly constituted bodies in the public or voluntary/charity sectors; or
  • Universities or other charitable educational bodies that provide health-related education, training, or research and development.

Grants are likely to be in the region of £50,000 to £100,000. Projects must be completed within a 12-month period.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 19 November 2022 (24:00).

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)