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Cancer Council Queensland’s 2013 Community Grants Program assists Queensland communities to reduce the burden of cancer by supporting organisations with funding to enhance the provision of local cancer support.
What is the Community Grants Program?
The Cancer Council Queensland Community Grants Program aims to enhance the provision of quality cancer care through:
- increasing comfort measures
- enhancing privacy and dignity, and
- providing support and information.
The community grants program is not intended for essential medical equipment or staff contributions (e.g. salaries, training).
Who can apply?
Applications for a Community Grant can be submitted by any hospital department or community organisation in Queensland whose key focus is cancer care (e.g. chemotherapy unit, radiotherapy unit, cancer support group). Evidence that the organisation supports a majority of cancer clients is required where a broader client group is supported (e.g. palliative care).
What is the value of a Community Grant?
Grants will be awarded up to the value of $10,000, with $100,000 allocated for the program in 2013.
Application Guidelines• Applications are to be submitted on the Community Grants Application Form and completed in full. Any application that is late, illegible or incomplete will not be considered.
• Applications may be submitted from different departments within the same organisation, however only one (1) application per department is permitted each calendar year.
• Up to three (3) separate items can be requested within the application, up to the amount of $10,000 in total.
• Only applications for the cost of a full item is permitted, partial funding is not supported.
• Applications will not be accepted for items already purchased. The program will not support retrospective funding and purchase of the item must not be undertaken prior to notification of an outcome of approval. Notification of payment arrangements will follow final approval.
• A letter of support from a senior manager or external referee must accompany the application.
• It is preferable that three (3) quotes per requested item accompany the application. It is understood that some items are specialised and there may only be one supplier within Australia. In this instance, one quote will be accepted.
What type of items can be funded through the Community Grants Program?Only applications requesting items and / or equipment that will enhance privacy, comfort and / or dignity for people affected by cancer will be eligible. Examples of items that can be funded are provided here. Other items that can be demonstrated to enhance comfort, privacy, dignity, support and information for people affected by cancer will be considered.
- Treatment chairs
- Recliner chairs
- Lap trays
- Blanket warming cupboards
- Coffee facilities and equipment for family areas
- Portable air coolers and fans
- Personal care items for carers
- Decorative window curtains for patient and family lounge areas
- Lightwriters (portable text-to-speech communication aid)
- iPods and iPod docks
- iPads or electronic tablets
- Electronic entertainment items (Kindle, DVD player, Nintendo game system)
- Cancer information brochure stand with cupboard storage, stocked with Cancer Council Queensland resources
Which items will not be funded?
- Core general medical equipment will not be eligible for grant funding (e.g. mattresses, pressure relieving cushions, infusion stands, bladder scanners, waiting room chairs, cardiac monitors, etc.).
- Staff costs such as positions, training and similar expenses are not eligible.
How to apply for a Cancer Council Queensland Community Grant
Applications for the 2013 Community Grants Program open on Monday, 18th March 2013 and close on Friday, 31st May 2013. Applications will not be eligible if they are not received by this date.
The application form must be completed in full, signed and submitted with a letter of support and quotes for the items requested by Friday, 31st May 2013.
Successful applications will be announced on Friday, 28th June 2013.