In Grant Funds

Working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) and Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust this fund will support constituted not-for-profit groups to develop and deliver innovative and creative solutions to improve cancer awareness and outcomes, particularly for groups that traditionally have poorer health outcomes.

Grants available: £1,000 – £7,500. We hope to see a range of project sizes and very much encourage the small scale grassroots projects to apply. Size is no indicator of success in this initiative!

Fund criteria:

The target areas for this project are Central Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Chesham and the communities we particularly wish to reach are:

– Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
– Homeless people
– Gypsy, Romany, Traveller communities
– Refugees and Asylum Seekers
– People with learning disabilities
– People with long-term mental illness


The focus of the projects submitted for consideration should be:

– To raise awareness of cancer symptoms.
– To promote earlier presentation of patients to GPs surgeries with concerns about possible symptoms.
– To increase the number of presentations of patients from these areas for NHS cancer screening (specifically breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening programs).

Projects might include health educational initiatives, outreach activity, communication and breaking down language/cultural barriers, or any other additional service/support that might improve cancer outcomes. This fund encourages innovation, so these examples are not intended to be prescriptive.

What we can fund:

– Capital expenditure, such as equipment and building modifications
– Project costs associated with new, or the enhancement of existing, initiatives
– Core costs, including staff salaries

What we cannot fund:

Our standard exclusions apply to this fund. There are further details in the guidance document.


Projects should anticipate delivering within 6-12 months.

Because this fund is quite different from our other funds, we strongly recommend you read the guidance document, where you will find more information about the aims of this fund.

Support available

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and/or their partner organisations are available to provide support to groups considering applying to this fund. They can offer feedback and guidance on project ideas and plans, as well as how to access relevant resource materials and consider appropriate evaluation methods. We strongly encourage applicants to utilise this unique opportunity before submitting an application to the fund.

To request this support, please email Daniel Leveson (Deputy Director of Strategy, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust) via with a brief overview your plans and what support and/or guidance you require.

Please note that Daniel can only provide support with project ideas and is not able to provide you with any support regarding the application process or technical issues. If you are unsure as to whether he is the appropriate person to contact, please contact the Heart of Bucks funding team via or 01296 330134

How to apply:

Please complete this application form.


Decisions made by Heart of Bucks are final and there is no right of appeal. Heart of Bucks reserves the right to refuse applications for any reason, and not to share details with the applicant. Where criminal activity is suspected, Heart of Bucks will co-operate with law enforcement officials to the fullest extent required by law to identify and tackle this.