Answer Cancer are pleased to announce the launch of it’s new grants round offering funding of up to £5,000 to VCSE organisations in Greater Manchester for projects which increase awareness of cancer screening. Projects must target at least one of our priority groups, which include BAME communities, LGBTQ+ communities, disabled people & people with poor mental health, carers, groups targeting men or women, and communities from geographical areas of deprivation.

We are particularly interested in innovative and creative approaches to reaching these communities where groups draw on their position within their communities as a ‘trusted voice’ to
positively engage with local people on the need for cancer screening.

Applicants will be asked to complete an initial Expression of Interest form by Monday 6th September, with shortlisted groups asked to complete a full application by Monday 25th October. Support will be offered to shortlisted applicants to help them to work up their idea into a full proposal.

This latest funding follows two previous grants rounds which provided around £100,000 to groups across Greater Manchester. Following a review, the amount available to each project has been increased from £2,000 to £5,000 with additional support made available to groups. Organisations who were successful on the previous two rounds are welcome to apply for further funding.

For more information of the criteria and how to apply, please visit our grants section here.

We will be holding two Meet the Funder Zoom events to talk people through the application process and what we were looking for in a successful project, as well as answer any questions. The dates are as follows:

  • Friday 13th August – 10am – 11am
  • Monday 16th August 3pm – 4pm

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