Communities Against Cancer
Communities Against Cancer
Action Hampshire is pleased to announce the continuation of the Communities Against Cancer project from January 2021, funded by the Wessex Cancer Alliance.
Communities Against Cancer is a project about cancer awareness and prevention. It is about helping people understand how to reduce their risk of cancer and how to stay healthy. It is also about helping people understand how important it is to contact their Doctor if they notice an unusual symptom. This may be particularly relevant for communities who face poorer health outcomes and health inequalities.
Despite Covid-19 and the current lockdown, we know that cancer hasn’t stopped. In fact, recent events have highlighted the health inequalities which exist and the impact on cancer screening and services. It is even more important that we keep talking about cancer and support all communities to become more aware and knowledgeable in their own health needs.
More funding available!
We have received funding from the Wessex Cancer Alliance to provide grants to individuals, groups and not for profit organisations. Grants can be used by groups in creative ways to engage with the people they’re supporting to get across key cancer messages. We know that cancer is more treatable the earlier it is diagnosed so we want people to understand how important it is to attend cancer screening and go to their Doctor is they notice something unusual for them. Early diagnosis saves lives.
Groups and individuals can apply for a grant of up to £5,000. See the box below for links to the Application Form and accompanying Guidance Notes.
Communities Against Cancer is funded for prevention and awareness cancer projects. It is not for funding groups to support people living with cancer. Information and support for people affected by cancer in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight can be be found here on the Cancer Matters Wessex website.
We want to reach as many people as possible across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. Please explore these pages if you are interested in the project or have applied/received a grant.
If you would like to apply for a Communities Against Cancer grant, please read this Grant info & guidance document and refer to these location maps to see if you are eligible to apply.
The maps show where we are particularly targeting: Portsmouth and surrounding areas (e.g. Havant and Gosport), Southampton and surrounding areas (e.g. Eastleigh and Hedge End), New Forest, Isle of Wight, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Weymouth, Portland, rural areas between Poole and Weymouth.
We are also happy to receive an application from you if you are in another part of Hampshire or Dorset and are supporting people who are less likely to know how to look after their health or less able to do so. There are more details in the grant info & guidance.
When you are ready, please complete this Grants Application Form and email it to us at Action Hampshire
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas for a grant application, please email Claire Vincent
We are also delivering free sessions on Zoom so you can feel confident in the messages of the Communities Against Cancer project.
These Zoom sessions cover how to reduce your risk of cancer, awareness of symptoms, cancer screening, importance of early diagnosis and health inequalities. These are friendly, informal workshops for people working/volunteering in the community or voluntary sector.
Available Zoom Cancer awareness sessions – (Delivered over 2 sessions – both sessions to be attended)
- Thursday 9th & Thursday 16th September – All areas (Hampshire, Dorset & IOW)
- Tuesday 21st & Tuesday 28th September – Havant & Leigh Park
- Wednesday 13th October & Wednesday 20th October – All areas (Hampshire, Dorset & IOW)
- Wednesday 3rd November & Wednesday 10th Novemer – All areas (Hampshire, Dorset & IOW)
- Thursday 18th November & Thursday 25th November – All areas (Hampshire, Dorset & IOW)