Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO1619

Cancer Australia's Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, 2019 Grant Round 11 now open

Cancer Australia
Close Date & Time:
30-Oct-2018 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
231004 - Cancer
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


Cancer Australia invites applications for funding under the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative. The Supporting people with cancer 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 coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support networks to better support people affected by cancer. 

2019 Priority target areas

The areas of priority for applicants to target have been strengthened and aligned with Cancer Australia’s Strategic Plan 2014-2019. This Framework consists of two categories.

Applicants are required to prepare a funding proposal against one of the two categories below and must clearly demonstrate how their proposed project will address one or more of the priority target areas within the chosen category.

Category one: improving outcomes for people whose outcomes are poor and demonstrating impact at a health systems level and/or community systems level:

  • People whose outcomes are poorer
  • Regional and rural areas

Category two: improving support, consumer involvement and evidence-based information at a local level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People from low socioeconomic status areas

The outcome will build evidence-based information and improve access to quality, coordinated and sustainable cancer support networks for all Australians.

Applicants can apply for grants of up to $120,000 (GST exclusive) over a three year period (2019-2022) and organisations will be required to contribute funding towards the objectives.


Who can apply?

Organisations must ensure that they are eligible to enter into a funding agreement with Cancer Australia before submitting their application under the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative. This means that organisations must be legal entities in their own right e.g. charitable organisations, community organisations, non-government and government organisations. Individuals are not eligible to apply for this funding.

Organisations that can demonstrate existing or new partnerships are encouraged to apply to strengthen the availability and visibility of consumer information and cancer support networks. Consortia wishing to apply must identify a lead organisation.

Successful applicants will be required to sign a funding agreement prior to receiving any funding.  Funding provided is associated with the achievement of milestones as specified in the funding agreement.

Demonstrated organisational track record

Applications for funding are open to organisations with a demonstrated track record of supporting people affected by cancer. Organisations must demonstrate their experience and outcomes in this area. To assess organisational track record access the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative Invitation to Apply (ITA) package.

Funding Agreement

For each grant, the preferred applicant will be formally offered funding on the basis of the terms and conditions included in the template funding agreement forming part of the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative ITA package. The details of all successful grants will be published on Cancer Australia’s website.


Grant Activity Timeframe:




Instructions for Application Submission:

Please lodge your completed application form via email to by the Closing Date and Time -

2.00pm AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time) 30 October 2018.

Applications must be submitted using the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative application form.

Faxed or hardcopy applications will not be accepted

Invitation to Apply package

Please create a GrantConnect registered user account and then proceed to ‘GO Documents’ red button on the left hand side of this page under ‘Contact Details’ to access the grant guidelines, application form, frequently asked questions and draft funding agreement  

Please contact the GrantConnect Help Desk on 1300 484 145 if you require any assistance with creating a new registration


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