Working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) and Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust, the ‘Let’s Talk About Cancer’ fund has been developed to explore how the expertise of local non-profit groups can improve cancer outcomes for groups that traditionally have poorer health outcomes.
Grants available: £1,000 to £7,500
Projects submitted for consideration must engage at least one of the following groups:
- 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
Additionally, projects must also focus on at least one of the following objectives:
- Increasing people’s awareness of cancer signs and symptoms
- Increasing the likelihood that people will engage with GPs surgeries if they have concerns about possible cancer signs and symptoms
- Increasing the likelihood that people will engage with cancer screening programmes (particularly breast, cervical and bowel)
- Gaining a better understanding of why specific groups are less likely to engage with GPs surgeries and cancer screening programmes, what the barriers to engagement are and how these could potentially be overcome
Creativity and innovation is encouraged and whilst projects must contribute to the aims of improving cancer outcomes for groups that traditionally have poorer health outcomes, the funders do not wish to be prescriptive about how this is achieved.
Project examples include: specific cancer awareness campaigns, testing and information events, educational activities and workshops.
Priority will be given to projects operating within the geographic areas of highest deprivation in Bucks.
Based on when you will receive a funding decision, project spend should start no sooner than 1st December 2022 and projects should be completed within 12 months of the date the grant is awarded.
How to apply:
Please complete this application form