Cancer Australia has been allocated funding to implement the following components of the Australian Government’s National Cancer Plan:
- a dedicated cancer research budget
- support for cancer clinical trials
- the 'Supporting people with cancer' program
- mentoring for regional hospitals and cancer professionals
- professional development for people providing care and support to people with cancer
- development of training courses for cancer nurses
- data set development (as part of the Cancer Data to improve Cancer Survival measure) and
- the Improved lung cancer data and treatment guidelines measure.
Grants and funding opportunities
Cancer Australia administers several grants programs, providing support for cancer research, cancer clinical trials and cancer support networks.
We work in partnership with other organisations and groups to ensure the most effective and efficient use of our resources.
At times, as part of our other work programs, we also seek through a Request for Tenders process, to engage outside organisations to undertake specific work on our behalf. Requests for tenders are advertised on the AusTender website and maybe advertised in the media.
Supporting men with prostate cancer
The Australian Government, through Cancer Australia, has provided funding to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) of $3.9 million over three years (2011-2014) to provide national, evidence-based information, resources and psychosocial support for men affected by prostate cancer and their families.
Grants program now closed: Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme
The grant application period opened in January 2013 and closed 19 March 2013. Successful recipients will be announced in December 2013.
Grants program now closed: Support for Cancer Clinical Trials Program
The grant application period opened on 12 April 2013 and closed 6 May 2013. Successful recipients will be announced in June 2013.
Tender now closed: 2013-2016 Cancer Clinical Trial National Technical Services
Cancer Australia was seeking Tenders from suitable providers to supply the following National Technical Services to Australia’s existing National Cancer Cooperative Trials Groups between 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2016:
- Genomics Cancer Clinical Trials Initiative
- Health economics and Pharmaco-economic services
These requests for Tender opened on 8 April 2013 and closed on 2 May 2013.
The Cancer Australia Procurement and Grants Complaint Handling Policy (PDF 98KB) provides guidance to participants in procurement or grants processes who wish to lodge a complaint.