Communities Against Cancer
What it’s about
Communities against Cancer is a project helping people to reduce their risk of cancer, be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer, and seek help at an earlier stage. This is not about supporting people who already have cancer.
How you can get involved
- Are you an individual, small group or a not for profit organisation?
- Do you support/empower/signpost people in your community?
- Would you like to address health inequalities and raise awareness of cancer prevention and early diagnosis?
If you answered Yes to these questions, you may be eligible to apply for a grant from Action Hampshire to help raise awareness about cancer in your community. See a map of our target areas at the link below, and contact us if you’re not sure whether your location qualifies.
Funded by Wessex Cancer Alliance, the project aims to benefit people who are less likely to know how to look after their health or are less able to do so. You don’t need to be knowledgeable about cancer to apply for a grant, as we will provide Cancer Champion training.
You could apply for a grant of up to £500 to carry out activities in your community that will help to improve cancer health and reduce cancer equalities. Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, informal community groups, and individuals. For more information click here.
What we have already done
We have awarded grants of up to £10,000 to a range of organisations working with people who, for various reasons, are less likely to know about cancer prevention and access medical help. There’s an outline of these grant awards here.
As explained above, the small grants programme is still open so do take a look to see if you’d like to apply. We’ve been pleased to have applications from groups and individuals working with many different groups of people across the project area.
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