Support Fund for NI Cancer Charities Opens for Applications

Funding for cancer charities to provide a wide range of support services for cancer patients throughout Northern Ireland.

The Department of Health’s £10 million Cancer Charities’ Support Fund, administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, has opened for a second year of funding.

Charities providing or funding services for cancer patients in Northern Ireland can apply. The services offered should be focused predominantly on people living with cancer, or their support structure. Charities must be registered or awaiting registration with the Charity Commission.

Three levels of grants are available for this round:

  • Small grants – £5,000 to £30,000.
  • Medium grants – £30,000 to £500,000.
  • Large grants – £500,000 to £1 million.

Depending on the level of funding applied for, projects need to deliver one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Prevention, such as awareness raising sessions and campaigns.
  • Psychological support/counselling.
  • Palliative care.
  • Improved access to information and support services including financial/welfare/benefits advice and support available through new technologies.
  • Enhanced provision of, and access to, practical support for people with cancer.
  • Services to support physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Specific research into the experience of patients with cancer.
  • Provision of screening services.
  • Delivery of cancer rehabilitation programmes.

The funding is for costs associated with project delivery only. All funds must be spent by March 2024.

The deadline for applications is 7 October 2022 (13:00).

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)