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BVNA Educational Bursary

Up to £500 available as assistance for RVNs to further their education or students in training.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED – Open again in January 2021.


BVNA Life-Long Learner Bursary

In memory of Louise O’Dwyer, a new ‘Life-Long Bursary’ has been announced in reflection of Louise’s passion for education and ongoing learning to seek continuous enhancement of veterinary nursing practice. The BVNA will contribute by providing 50% of a course fee, up to the value of £2000.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED – Open again in January 2021.


The Kennel Club Charitable Trust Bursary

A fund of £3,000 is available to help defray the costs of veterinary nurse training. These costs may be course fees or other costs of an educational nature.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED – Open again in January 2021.


The Kennel Club Charitable Trust Degree Bursary

An amount of £3,000 is available for one Degree student, which is distributed equally over a period of 3 years, to help defray the costs associated with training. These costs may be course fees or other costs of an educational nature.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED – Open again in January 2021.


The Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund

The Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund was set up in memory of Daphne Shipman.

Daphne was the Chief Steward for BVNA, during Congress, for many years. Daphne was loved by all who knew her and sadly lost her fight against cancer in June 1999.

The fund has been made available to BVNA members with the objective of supporting members, their spouses, relations or dependents who are in need, hardship or distress.

The fund is available on the basis of donations agreed by the DSBF to members who have held at least two years’ continuous membership with BVNA. Collective claims will not be considered and please note that claims to replace loss of wages for reasons other than ill health are not eligible.

Every application is carefully considered by its trustees. If you are or know of someone who may require assistance, please contact Angela Mariconda on 01279 969281 or email angela@bvna.co.uk.

Please click here to download – Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund Applicant Information.pdf

Please click here to download – Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund Application Form.pdf