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Supporting people with cancer grant initiative

Cancer Australia’s Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations and encourage effective partnerships between organisations.

Supporting people with cancer grant initiative

Since 2005, the Australian Government, through Cancer Australia, has provided $7.4 million towards 98 community grants nation-wide with the aim of reducing the impact of cancer, improving access to quality information and providing support for people affected by cancer.

Organisations with a demonstrated track record of supporting people affected by cancer are invited to apply for funding under round 9 of this initiative.

Please note that the call for applications to the 2017 round of Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative is now closed.

Aims and Outcomes

The grant program aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations, and encourage effective partnerships between organisations in order to:

  • improve the coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support networks
  • better support people affected by cancer
  • focus on local community needs
  • develop innovative approaches to support options
  • build community capability and demonstrate an impact at the health system, community and consumer level
  • initiate visible partnerships and linkages to services which will foster appropriate referral to information and support

Priority Target Groups

Cancer Australia’s priority target groups for the 2017 grant initiative are:

  • People whose outcomes are poorer
  • Regional and rural communities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • People who are socioeconomically disadvantaged

Previous Grant Recipients

Further information

The following links provide information about:

Please note that the call for applications to the 2017 round of Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative is now closed.