Florence Nightingale also used The Fund during her lifetime to support a number of initiatives aimed at the improvement of nursing and nursing standards.
The British Journal of Nursing reported in 1914 that the original work of The Fund was completed and the Fund Council had decided to offer scholarships for the ‘further and fuller training’ of nurses. This continues to be the role of The Nightingale Fund to the present day.
Following Miss Nightingale’s death The Fund continued to be managed by a Council under a deed drawn up during her lifetime.
The Fund maintains its direct link with Florence Nightingale with members of the Verney and Bonham–Carter families acting as Trustees.