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Macmillan Cancer Support – Supporting You to Help Others Grants

The Supporting You to Help Others Grants programme aims to provide people affected by cancer with opportunities to use their experiences to support others, while also receiving support themselves.

The grants programme especially welcomes applications that contribute to achieving Macmillan’s Inclusion vision of a health and social care system where equal access to, and delivery of the best cancer services are available to everyone living with and beyond cancer.

Individuals or groups of people affected by cancer, as well as organisations and professionals working in partnership with people affected by cancer in the UK can apply for funding.

The following grants are available:

  • Start-up fund to support the start-up of a new self help and support project for people affected by cancer.
  • Development funds to support the ongoing activities and development of self help and support projects for people affected by cancer.
  • User Involvement Grants to encourage the involvement of people affected by cancer in the design and improvement of cancer services.
  • Individual Development Grants to enable people affected by cancer to develop their skills and use their cancer experience to help support others affected by cancer.

There are three levels of funding:

  • A maximum of £500 for projects that have been running for less than 12 months.
  • A maximum of £3,000 for projects that have been in existence for more than 12 months.
  • Individual development – the actual cost of the activity (or the requested level of contribution to it), plus associated costs such as travel, accommodation, for a maximum of two people per group (if applicable).

The deadline for Round 2 applications is 13 May 2016.

For further information please visit the fund website here.