The Trust awards grants to UK registered or exempt charities whose work
fulfils the criterion:
Care of and services for people suffering from cancer,
and their families.
The Trust welcomes applications but receives far more than it can afford
to support. In a typical year we are able to respond positively to around 1
in 6 applications in this particular field. Around 13 charities are
supported each year with grants varying from around £5,000 to £20,000.
Charities whose work is primarily the provision of care for people with
cancer and their families are most likely to succeed, but the Trustees will
consider other charities where projects are specifically aimed at the cancer
care element of their work.
The Trustees are unlikely to respond positively to requests for running
costs of organisations, preferring instead to support new or capital projects.
The Trust supports charities of all sizes. Examples of recent successful
applications are given below.
Hospice was given £10,000 towards the £70,000
cost of refurbishing bathrooms in their inpatient unit.
Charity was given £10,000 towards the £18,000 cost of upgrading its
IT system and purchase of laptop computers.
Hospice was given £10,000 towards the set-up and initial £28,000
running costs of a new bisphosphonate clinic.
Hospice was given £15,000 towards the £67,000 cost of a pilot home
Hospice was given £10,000 towards a £2.0m capital appeal to fund the
building of an extension to house a new inpatient unit.
National charity was given £10,000 towards the costs of employing a
specialist nurse to develop a new comprehensive information, advice and
Small cancer support centre was given £10,000 towards its running
costs because it was able to demonstrate exceptional and temporary
circumstances affecting its ability to cover its annual costs.
National charity was given £20,000 towards the development costs of
an information resource pack for adults with learning disabilities who
If you wish to discuss a particular project before submitting an
email or telephone the Grants
Applications should be submitted from
June and by 31 August at the
Please try and get your application to us before the final deadline, as
large numbers received on 31 August may mean that these applications do not
get our fullest attention.