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CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is the leading children's cancer charity.

It helps children and young people (aged 24 and under)with cancer and their families through the long journey of treatment and support afterwards.

A CLIC Sargent grant is available for immediate needs to help pay for the extra costs of having a child with cancer.

It is also able to offer other grants for some individuals.

The charity also owns Malcolm Sargent House in Ayrshire which offers family breaks and specialist weekends for young people, siblings, and bereaved families.

It also has luxury self-contained caravans in Exmouth in Devon, Pagham in West Sussex, Fleetwood in Lancashire and Filey in Yorkshire.

They have nine “Homes from Home” in eight centres around the UK where the family can stay while their child is receiving treatment.

The house, “Homes from Home” and the caravans are free to families for one week stays.

Applications should be made through a CLIC Sargent Social Worker or a health care professional.

 To book a break contact the Holiday Administrator on 01292 671 233, or send an email to MSH@clicsargent.org.uk


Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Cyclists Fighting Cancer provides bikes, adapted tricycles and equipment to children and young people who have been affected by cancer.

Bikes are available to children and young people 18 years and under who have been diagnosed with any cancer. Siblings and occasionally parents can also be considered.

To apply: complete the on-line application form


Kids Cancer Charity

The Kids Cancer Charity provides help and support to families of children with cancer.

It is able to offer a range of services:

  • Family support and befriending
  • Play Therapy - for children to express their feelings through toys instead of words.
  • Holiday Programme - Free breaks in the UK, Florida or Disneyland Paris.  This includes 3 caravans near the Welsh coast.
  • Bereavement Support
  • Travel Insurance

To apply: contact the appropriate person for the service you require from the list of individuals on the "Contact" page.


Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

Lennox provides practical, financial and emotional assistance to children with cancer and their families.

Their care grants can help towards the extra costs of having a sick child such as travel expenses, household items, childcare and specialist equipment.

Lennox also provides respite breaks at their two holiday homes – one in the New Forest and the other on Mersea Island, off the Essex coast.  These holidays are free of charge.

Both the grants and respite breaks are available if your child is under 18 years and diagnosed with Leukaemia or cancer in the last 12 months.


Macmillan Grants

Macmillan, the cancer support charity is able to provide grants to adults, young people and children with cancer and those still affected by the illness or treatment.

The grants are one off payments to fund a wide range of needs. This could include heating bills, extra clothing, household items or a much needed break.

An average grant is approximately £400.

The grants is available where the household disposable income is less than £170 for a single person, £289 for a couple or household of two people, £85 for each child, and £119 for each additional adult.

This is the amount you have after all your housing costs and child maintenance have been made and savings of less than £6,000 (for individuals) and £8,000 (for families and couples).

Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance are not included in the calculations.

Applications for a grant should be made by a health or social care professional who need to complete the form on behalf of the applicant.

Macmillan also provides funding for support and self help groups through their "Supporting You to Help Others" grants.


See also

Choices4U (for young adults 16-25 years)

Little Princess Trust  (wigs for children)

Pink Ribbon Foundation (for charities supporting breast cancer)

Youth Cancer Trust (Holidays 14-30 years)

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