The grant initiative aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations and encourage effective partnerships between organisations.
Cancer Australia’s Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative will continue to improve the coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support networks to better support people affected by cancer. An organisation partnering with community, with a focus on local community needs, ensures relevance and responsiveness of the grant initiative.
Since 2005, the Australian Government, through Cancer Australia, has provided $5.4 million towards 80 grants nation-wide with the aim of reducing the impact of cancer, improving access to quality information and providing support for people affected by cancer.
The 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 the coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support networks
- better support people affected by cancer
- focus on local community needs
- develop innovative approaches to support options
- initiate visible partnerships and linkages to services which will foster appropriate referral to information and support.
Cancer Australia’s priority target groups for the 2012 grants will be:
- rural and remote communities
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- people whose outcomes are poorer.
Thirteen applicants have been funded in Round 5 of the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, with a total of $1.05 million of new grants provided.
The successful applicants will be provided with grants of up to $88,000 to support projects aimed at reducing the burden of cancer in our community.They have also agreed to co-fund the initiative, resulting in a further $1.05 million towards the provision of evidence-based information and support available to people affected by cancer.
A full list of the projects funded under Round 5 of the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative is provide below.
Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, announced today that the Commonwealth Government will invest $1 million to support Australians affected by cancer in 13 new project grants.
Ms Plibersek said the initiative, administered through Cancer Australia, provides community organisations with grants of up to $88,000 to support projects aimed at reducing the burden of cancer in our community.
“Cancer continues to have a devastating impact on our community. In Australia, one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime,” Ms Plibersek said.
“It’s vital that we improve people’s access to information about their condition and their treatment and these projects will do that.
“The grants will help community organisations support people affected by cancer.”
Ms Plibersek said that projects which targeted rural and regional communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people whose outcomes are poorer were prioritised under the Grants initiative and in line with Cancer Australia’s Strategic Plan.
Included in the grants are projects that provide improved access to information, resources and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with lung cancer, additional information and support for children and their families affected by cancer, particularly those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in rural and remote areas and more support for cancer survivors.
“The successful grant recipients and their projects represent a diverse range of groups, geographical locations and types of cancers,” Ms Plibersek said.
Cancer Australia CEO, Dr Helen Zorbas said that people with cancer are central to our national cancer control efforts and all of these projects will help improve outcomes for Australians diagnosed with cancer, their families and carers.
“Importantly, this initiative also assists in building stronger and more effective partnerships between community organisations to provide better cancer support services,” Dr Zorbas said.
Under the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative successful recipients also secure co-funding from partner organisations to assist in delivering the projects.
Successful recipients of the Supporting people with cancer Grant Initiative:
|Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS)||Resources for Paediatric Cancer Consumers in CALD Communities||$86,361|
|Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre||Survivorship after Cancer – Resources for Cancer Survivors in CALD Communities||$88,000|
|Australian Lung Foundation||Let’s yarn with the whole Aboriginal community of Albury/ Wodonga about cancer prevention, early diagnosis and better outcomes||$83,050|
|BreaCan||Breast and Gynaecological cancers – Information and Support for CALD women||$88,000|
|Cancer Council NSW||Liver Cancer in Chinese and Vietnamese People Multimedia Support Program||$88,000|
|Cancer Council SA||Yarning about cancer – Cancer Support Groups for Aboriginal people in South Australia||$85,800|
|Cancer Council TAS||A supportive care model for rural and remote communities living in Flinders Island and Cape Barron Island in Bass Strait||$16,702|
|Cancer Council VIC||Having a Yarn – Supporting Aboriginal Communities affected by Cancer||$86,460|
|CanRevive||Living with Cancer – Information and Support for Chinese Consumers||$87,934|
|Cancer Voices Victoria||Consumer Training in Rural and Regional Victoria||$84,392|
|Menzies School of Health Research||Indigenous community ‘champion’ project||$87,774|
|The Prince Charles Hospital||Lung Cancer in Indigenous Communities in Rural and Remote Queensland||$88,000|
|University of South Australia||Physical Activity and Dietary Behaviours in Rural Cancer Survivors – A Pilot Study||$82,500|
A full list of the projects funded under each round of the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
- 2009 – Round 4 (PDF 167KB)
- 2007 – Round 3 (PDF 32KB)
- 2006 – Round 2 (PDF 16KB)
- 2005 – Round 1 (PDF 18KB)