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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.

2017 Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative

Successful funding recipients for the 2017 round have been announced.

Five applicants have been funded in Round 9 of the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, with a total of $576,270, worth of new grants provided.

Cancer Australia’s Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative provides community organisations with grants of up to $120,000 to support projects aimed 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 9 of the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative may be accessed below:

Since 2005, the Australian Government, through Cancer Australia’s SPWC Grant initiative, has contributed $8 million towards 103 community grants nationwide. 

Aims and Outcomes

The Supporting people with cancer (SPWC) Grant initiative is an annual, national, competitive grant initiative that aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations. It encourages 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 across Australia.  

Priority Target Groups

Cancer Australia’s priority target groups for the  2017 R9 Grant initiative are:

Category One: Improving outcomes for people whose outcomes are poorer

Improve outcomes for people whose outcomes are poor and demonstrate impact at a health systems level and/or community systems level for:

  • People whose outcomes are poorer
  • Regional and rural communities

Category Two: Improving support, information and involvement at a local level

Improve support, consumer involvement and evidence based information at a local level for:

  • 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: