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Funding to attend Congress

RCN members can apply for funding to attend Congress either as a voting member who represents their branch or first choice forum or for funding from their RCN region or country. You can find out how to apply for either type of funding here.

Voting member funding

Any member can apply to represent their branch or forum as a voting member. Voting members, as the name suggests, sit in the main hall during the Congress debates, listen to all the debates, and vote on resolutions.

Being a voting member is a great opportunity to play an active role in the RCN and you will be required to discuss the debates with your branch or forum committee before and after Congress, and ensure that you have a good understanding of the topics under discussion.

We will book your travel and accommodation, and cover expenses (in accordance with our Expenses policy) for the times you are registered to vote at Congress.

Please complete the online form to be funded as a voting member before the 1 November 2017 closing date. You will be asked to login as a member to access the form. 

Country/regional funding

Every RCN country or regional board has an amount of money to help members attend Congress, particularly those who may not have attended before. This may be used to fully fund individuals, pay a contribution, or, for example, pay for a coach to take a whole bunch of members together.

Look out for information from your RCN country or regional office about the funding available from them – this will be by email or posted on their website pages.

Unsure of your branch, first choice forum or membership number?

Find out by

  • Logging in to MyRCN
  • or calling 0345 772 6100