Cancer Council Local Grants on Offer

July 29, 2008

Small grants are now available from Cancer Council to fund North West based cancer control projects.

The purpose of The Cancer Council NSW, Local Cancer Control Grant Program is to provide small amounts of funding to groups to meet local cancer control needs. 
Regional Programs Coordinator for the Cancer Council in the North West, Natalie Flemming explains, ‘There are many local needs for Cancer Control that cannot be identified and met from a NSW perspective.

These needs and the strategies to best meet these needs can be more effectively identified and met by local people working together.’  ‘The Cancer Council NSW wants to help our local communities to work together to develop solutions to local issues, by offering these small grants,’ said Natalie Flemming.

Applications will be assessed by the Cancer Council’s newly formed North West Regional Advisory Committee, comprising of representatives from all areas of cancer control across the north west.

Applications for Grants up to $3000 are being invited now from Community Organisations to implement projects in their local area that fall into one of the following categories:
• Research
• Patient Support & Information
• Cancer Prevention & Screening
• Advocacy
• Working in the Community

Application packs have been sent to 90 organisations in the North West, and applications close 15 August 2008.  For enquiries about the program or to receive an Application pack please call Natalie Flemming at The Cancer Council on 67661164.