Cancer Australia: “Supporting People with Cancer” Grant Initiative 2018

Cancer Australia invites applications for funding under the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative. 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.

2018 Priority target areas

The areas of priority for applicants to target have been strengthened and aligned with 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

Funding & Duration

Applicants can apply for grants of up to $120,000 (GST exclusive) over a three year period (2018-2021).


organisations must be legal entities in their own right e.g. charitable organisations, community organisations, non-government and government organisations. Individuals are not eligible to apply for this funding.

Organisations that can demonstrate existing or new partnerships are encouraged to apply to strengthen the availability and visibility of consumer information and cancer support networks. Consortia wishing to apply must identify a lead organisation.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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