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Answer Cancer Fund

16 Aug 2019 - 10:43 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care PartnershipWould your organisation like to help play a part in boosting cancer screening rates in Greater Manchester?

Financial support is available to voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith-based organisations who can help recruit Cancer Champions to promote cancer screening amongst under-represented groups. Investments of £1,000 - £2,000 are available.

Greater Manchester’s Answer Cancer programme is here to help boost cancer screening rates, especially within communities where take-up is currently low.

Answer Cancer will be working with voluntary sector organisations, including faith groups, resident’s associations and community groups, to raise awareness of screening and possible symptoms and causes of cancer. Answer Cancer will support these organisations through training, information sessions and investments.

The Health Priorities:
The focus is on three types of cancer:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Bowel cancer

For this round of funding Answer Cancer is prioritising the following groups that have been
identified with low levels of cancer screening:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities
  • People who care for others
  • The LGBTQ+ community
  • People with disabilities
  • People in poor mental health

What support is available?
The following financial support is available to community, voluntary, social enterprise organisations and faith groups based in Greater Manchester. The turnover limit for organisations is a maximum of £50,000 per year.

Investments of £1,000

  • For organisations signing up as a Cancer Champion Organisation
  • Recruiting a minimum of 25 ‘Cancer Champions’ by January 31 2020

Investments of £2,000

  • For organisations signing up as a Cancer Champion Organisation
  • Recruiting a minimum of 50 ‘Cancer Champions’ by 31 January 2020

What can the investments be spent on?
The aim is to help boost the numbers of people signing up as Cancer Champions by running local level awareness raising and recruitment events. Any costs associated with putting on events (room hire, refreshments, marketing, volunteer expenses, transport etc.) are eligible. Staff costs cannot be funded.

These investments are funded by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.salfordcvs.co.uk/greater-manchester-grants, or contact Salford CVS’ Grants Team on 0161 787 7795 or email: grants@salfordcvs.co.uk

Deadline: 30 September 2019, 12:00

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