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Midwives Award

Awarded for: 
Self-development, training, research, improving local services
Award Amount: 
Maximum £1,500
NMC registered midwife
Next Application Round: 
3 Dec 20193 Feb 2020
Next Awards Announced: 
Apr 2019

The Iolanthe Midwives Awards enable you to undertake professional education or a project that helps to improve midwifery practice. Applications are now closed.

About the Iolanthe Midwives Awards

Each year, the Iolanthe Midwifery Trusts grants a number of financial awards to midwives. You must be able to demonstrate that the programme undertaken is relevant to midwifery and will lead to improvements in care through practice, education, research or management studies. Each application is judged on its individual merits.

  • Awarded annually
  • Available for midwives registered with the UK NMC
  • Maximum award available £1,500

Is your project eligible?

These awards are made to enable midwives to undergo self-development or training, to undertake research or to make improvements to local services.

This could include:

  • Courses to increase academic status
  • Training courses to develop specialist skills
  • Travel to conferences, either as an attendee or to share research findings
  • Developing services to pregnant women in a local hospital or in the community
  • Assistance with academic fees for PhD studies
  • Organising study days for local midwives
  • Undertaking research which will benefit midwives or women, babies and/or families

Applications are made online. Please read the Application Guidance (link above) and our Privacy Policy carefully before applying.

2018 winners

Emma Mathews, working at the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust, attended EMDR accredited training, to help perinatal women afffected by traumatic birth.

Gayani Raheem, a midwife from Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, is using her funding to develop antenatal education classes for teenage parents.

Heather Gallagher, a midwife based at Northampton, is using her award for an innovative project to optimise the wellbeing of midwives using psychological first aid and peer support through Professional Midwifery Advocates.

Jessica Atoklo, a midwife from Heart of England Foundation Trust, is studying for an MRes in public health.

Jill Lamb, who works at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, attended a course in maternal substance misuse to enhance her role as a substance use midwife.

Julie Beeson, based at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, used her award to fund her attendance on a course module in diabetes In pregnancy.

Marie Lewis, a midwife from Powys Teaching Health Board, is implementing aromatherapy in maternity care service with her award.

Rachel Gallimore, a midwife from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, will use her award to enable her to investigate the implementation of hypoglycaemia guidelines and neonatal outcomes.

Shelly Jones, from Powys Teaching Health Board, will be using her funding to train herself and other midwives to support women with birth trauma.

Victoria Wilkins, based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will be attending aromatherapy and massage courses for midwives to support women and train other midwives