Grant Opportunity Opens For Cancer Patient Support Program

Department of Health

The Albanese Government is providing $16.5 million for Cancer Patient Support Program grants, with the first round now open for applications.

The program will improve cancer outcomes across Australia by funding evidence-based projects that provide support and resources for people affected by cancer.

The grants are aimed at organisations with a national focus to drive greater equity across cancer types and priority populations.

Organisations that focus on less-common cancers are particularly encouraged to apply.

The program also aims to meet the needs of groups with poorer access to cancer care, such as First Nations people, people living in rural and remote areas and LGBTIQA+ people.

Applications for the first round are now open on GrantConnect and close on 14 May 2024.

Quotes attributable to Minister Butler:

“The Australian Government wants to ensure all Australians living with cancer have access to high-quality and culturally safe support throughout their cancer experience.

“Australia has some of the best cancer survival rates in the world, but this is not the case for all people.

“The Cancer Patient Support Program is about improving equity. We don’t want your survival to depend on where you live, how much money you have or even the type of cancer you are diagnosed with.”

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