Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative 2019 Call for applications now closed

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.

Aims and Outcomes 

The 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 in order to improve coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support networks to better support people affected by cancer. 

The outcome of the initiative is to build evidence-based information and improve access to quality, coordinated and sustainable cancer support networks for all Australians.

2019 Priority Target Areas 

The areas of priority for applicants to target have been strengthened and aligned to Cancer Australia’s Strategic Plan 2014-2019. This Framework consists of two categories.

Applicants are required to prepare a funding proposal against one of the two categories below and must clearly demonstrate how their proposed project will address one or more of the priority target areas within the chosen category.

Category one: improving outcomes for people whose outcomes are poor and demonstrating impact at a health systems level and/or community systems level:

  • People whose outcomes are poorer
  • Regional and rural areas

Category two: improving support, consumer involvement and evidence-based information at a local level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People from low socioeconomic status areas

2018 Grant Recipients

Successful funding recipients for the 2018 round have been announced.

Three grants have been awarded in Round 10 of the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, with a total of $391,000 to fund initiatives to improve support for people with cancer who experience poorer outcomes.

Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative provides community organisations with grants of up to $120,000 to support projects aimed at reducing the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations, and encouraging effective partnerships between organisations in order to improve coordination, accessibility and the development of quality cancer support networks to better support people affected by cancer.

A full list of projects funded under Round 10 of the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative may be accessed below: 

Since 2005, the Australian Government, through Cancer Australia’s Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, has contributed $8.4 million towards 106 community grants nationwide.

Previous Grant Recipients

Further information

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