Apply for an Iolanthe Midwives Award to help you fund professional education or a project that helps to improve midwifery practice!
New applications open in December 2021
About the Iolanthe Midwives Awards
Each year, the Iolanthe Midwifery Trusts grants a number of financial awards to midwives. Funding is available for midwifery-based projects and plans 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
- Black and Brown midwives can apply for a Dora Opoku Midwives Award at the same time
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:
- Training courses to develop specialist skills
- Travel to conferences in the UK, either as an attendee or to share research findings
- Developing services to pregnant women/birthing persons in a local hospital or in the community
- Assistance with academic fees for Masters or PhD studies
- Organising study days for local midwives
- Undertaking research which will benefit midwives or women/birthing persons, babies and/or families
- Projects should be Covid-safe and within the UK to be eligible for funding
See What do we fund? for more information
Ellie Ruding, a midwife at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, study for an MSc Midwifery Critical Care (Level 7) module at the University of Central Lancashire.
Ella Radford, a bank midwife at St Thomas' Hospital,London, for an MSc project on how transgender men and non binary people experience maternity services.
Marley Hall, a midwife in independent practice, will be using her funding for recording 'Better Birth' podcasts with experts from minority groups and creating a training manual.
Katie Poljakovic will be for hosting a Biomechanics for Birth course for midwives at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
Mhairi McLellan is undertaking a Masters Degree in Health Research at the University of Stirling.
Lauren Alexis, a midwife at Frimley Park Hospital, will be addressing ethnic disparities in maternity care, through staff training and individualised support for families from marginalised communities .
Sally Pezaro is using her award to conduct a research study at Coventry University exploring UK midwives’ problematic substance use, health outcomes, work engagement, and leaving intentions one year into the COVID-19 lockdown.
Tamsyn Green will use her award to fund her online Masters study of Primary Maternity Care taught from Griffith University, Australia.
Tracy Beason, a midwife at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust will be undertaking a Healthcare Incident Investigation training course.
Verónica Blanco Gutiérrez, a midwife at Southampton, will be studying the impact of ethnicity on perinatal uirinary incontinence at the University of Bournemouth.