This ASCN UK fund was set up in 2010 with the unique purpose of offering financial support for its members for any stoma care specialist professional educational.

The Jean Preston Fund (JPF) enables any full member of ASCN UK to apply for an Education Grant which can be used towards developing their personal knowledge or service to patients with a stoma.

The Fund has historically been based solely on donations, although starting in 2017, a percentage of the Annual Conference profit will be added to this fund as an acknowledgement of the challenges facing stoma care nurse and practitioner funding. Click here for more information on the new legislation applicable to all healthcare professionals.

There are therefore 2 avenues of JPF application:
1) Attendance of ASCN UK Annual conference: please click here.
2) Attendance of another conference, educational event, specialist department or service that contributes to your development of personal knowledge of clinical practice; please click here to submit your application.

Funding/part funding can be applied for via the JPF; for conference registration fees, travel to conference, and or accommodation at conference.

Please note only ASCN UK members can apply for the JPF. If you are not a member, please click here to register today.

Please be advised that by submitting an application, this does not guarantee funding will be available. Priority for funding is given to ASCN UK members who play an active role in ASCN UK and have been long standing member. If successful, full funding may not be granted due to existing funding available.

Once an application is received; the ASCN UK committee will review and consider your application based on the information you have submitted. A transparent process will be followed and decisions for funding may be either a contribution or full funding at the discretion of ASCN UK Committee.

If you are submitting an application that is not for the ASCN UK annual conference, you will be requested to share feedback of the event you have attended. We are sure you can acknowledge the sharing of knowledge and what you have gained from the event/experience will be of significant value to your colleagues, and raises the purpose of JPF supporting such CPD.

To apply for funding from the Jean Preston Fund, you need to click on the relevant links above. If you require accessing or logging in to the system please email for assistance.