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Grants for Individuals
with Cancer

Caring Cancer Trust

The Caring Cancer Trust provides support to children and adults with Cancer.

It provides Youth2Go healing holidays of  creative adventure to help children after surgery and lengthy debilitating treatment:

Youth2Go Creative Discovery Holidays - provide art and music courses in a holiday environment.

Youth2Go Physical Achievement Holidays - offer escorted alpine and Uk adventure holidays for recovering children. 

The charity also provides in-patient support at hospital paediatric oncology units in southern England.

Emergency funds for amenities, equipment and facilities are also available for adult Cancer sufferers.

For more information:

Telephone: 07805 441234 or use the online contact form on the website.

Young Lives vs Cancer

Young Lives vs Cancer (formally 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 Young Lives vs Cancer grant is available for immediate needs to help pay for the extra costs of having a child/young adult with cancer.  Complete the online forms to apply.

There is also a Crisis Fund to help families facing cander with the rising cost of living,

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

They have eleven “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.

To apply for the Homes from Home contact Young Lives vs Cancer to obtain a Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker.

The charity also offer financial support to bereaved families through their Children's Funeral Fund.

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

The Ellen MacArthur Trust

The Trust takes young people aged between 8-24 years sailing to help them regain their confidence when they are in recovery from cancer.

It offers the young people a 4 day sailing trip on board a 38-48 ft cruising yachts in groups of 5.  The trip provides the opportunity to learn to sail while encouraging team work and fun.

The trips sail from with Cowes on the Isle of Wight or Largs in Scotland.

After the trip those aged 8-17 years can continue to sail with the Trust every year up until their 18th birthday. Those aged 18-24 years may have the chance to return to sail at least once.  

One day trips are also offered for young people unable to join the longer trips or have a life limiting illness.

The trust selects young people through their contacts at principle treatment centres across the UK.

To find out more contact:

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

Lennox also provides respite breaks at their two holiday homes – both at the Shorefield Country Park in the New Forest. These holidays are free of charge and have not been adapted for wheelchair use.

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 of £200. They can be used to help with things like energy bills, home adaptations and the cost of travel to and from hospital.

The grant is available for UK residents over 18 years with a current cancer diagnosis.  An applicant must have no more than £1,000 in savings and a weekly income of no more than £323 a week for one person or an income of £442 for a household of two or more people.

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

To apply: By phone on the free Macmillan Support Line  0800 808 00 00 or through a healthcare professional using the online form.

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

Ski 4 Cancer

Ski 4 Cancer was set up by a group of keen skiers who had all lost a close friend or relative to cancer.  The aim is to ease the burden of living with a cancer diagnosis or a recent bereavement.

It offers respite opportunities for families living with cancer from family days out to longer holidays in the UK.  

Ski 4 Cancer also organises alpine based respite days and holidays as one off opportunities. 

For more information either: Telephone: 01273 597452 or use the online contact form to send an email.

See also:

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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