Local surf club members shelter under the sun shade they successfully applied for in a Cancer Council grant last year.
Local surf club members shelter under the sun shade they successfully applied for in a Cancer Council grant last year.

The cancer council cares

What do shade shelters, long sleeved shirts and cushions have in common? They have all successfully been purchased by community groups through grants from the Cancer Council to address local cancer control needs.

Once again, the Cancer Council is offering grants of up to $3000 for non-government funded groups, such as cancer support groups, in the Lismore catchment area. If you have ideas for projects which work to support cancer patients in the community, have new initiatives to promote cancer prevention or screening, or are involved in research or advocacy activities, then now is the time to apply.

The Cancer Council is also looking to identify local needs for cancer control that may not have been addressed before. If you are working in the community and have a new idea for cancer prevention or support, then let the Cancer Council know.

Previous successful grant applicants such as surf, canoe and cricket clubs have applied for sun smart shade shelters and sun protection clothing. Groups such as cancer support groups who are just getting started have applied for funds for supplies such as letterheads and stationary. Support Groups have also successfully applied for a washing machine to do the washing of cancer patients, and for materials to make mastectomy cushions.

The closing date for applications is October 16, so don't hesitate to contact the Cancer Council and get your applications in on time. If you have a good idea but don't feel confident filling in forms, contact the North Coast area manager Patty Delaney on 6651 5732 and she will assist you with your application.


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