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Grant application guidelines

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Cancer care

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 20 charities are supported each year with grants varying from around 3,000 to 30,000.

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.

A national charity was awarded 30,000 to fund a new Clinical Nurse Specialist post to set up a specialist information and advice service, patient support groups and develop information resources.

A local charity was awarded 15,000 towards the cost of employing a new Welfare Advice and Carer Support Officer to help people with advanced cancer, and their carers and families, to access the benefits to which they are entitled.

14,000 was donated to a hospice inpatient refurbishment appeal.

A hospice was awarded 10,000 towards the cost of adapting two of its inpatient bedrooms to make them suitable for cancer patients with dementia.

25,000 was awarded to a 9.0m capital appeal to build a new hospice.

If you wish to discuss a particular project before submitting an application, please email or telephone the Grants Administrator.

Applications should be submitted from June and by 31 August at the latest.

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.