New grants to improve cancer outcomes for NSW communities
Expressions of interest are now open for new grants aimed at encouraging an increased focus on improving cancer outcomes for disadvantaged population groups throughout NSW.
Cancer touches the lives of many people, but the reality is the
burden of disease is not equally distributed among all of the
population groups within our community. Aboriginal peoples, people
from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds have higher cancer
incidence and mortality rates. These groups also have lower
participation in prevention and screening programs; and as a
result, they are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at a later
stage, present with cancers that have a poorer prognosis and often
have poorer outcomes even after cancer is diagnosed.
The Cancer Institute NSW is committed to encouraging an
increased focus on improving cancer outcomes for these population
groups throughout the community, as well as promoting greater
system-wide engagement with the primary and community care sector
in NSW. In 2012, we're offering more than $600,000 in one-off
funding to support innovation in these areas.
Expressions of interest
We are calling for expressions of interest for projects which
- focus on innovation and the extension of current projects with
Aboriginal peoples (2x $25,000 and 3x $50,000 available)
- develop and deliver interventions to CALD communities in NSW
that can help address the stigma of a diagnosis of cancer and so
aid in earlier presentation with cancer (2x $100,000 grants
- improve communication between primary care and specialist
cancer care services (4 x $50,000 grants available).
The grants will be provided to organisations to either extend a
current activity or undertake a piece of work that will meet the
objectives mentioned above. Organisations are encouraged to
consider the needs of rural communities in their submissions. The
grants are one off and must be sustainable beyond the duration of
the project period without requiring ongoing funding.
It is expected that the grants program will facilitate
engagement and the development of partnerships between the cancer
control sector and the Aboriginal, culturally and linguistically
diverse populations and the primary and community care sector.
Closing date for submission of expressions of
interest is 2 April 2012 (9 April 2012 for
Aboriginal Innovation Grant).
EOI forms can be downloaded here.
For more information about the grants program and the EOI
template, please contact the program co-ordinators below.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Projects
Primary and Community Care Sector Projects
Weldon, Aboriginal Programs Coordinator
||Patricia Giannotto, Culturally and
Linguistically Diverse Communities Program Coordinator
||Megan Varlow, Primary and Community
Care Program Coordinator
(02) 8374 3655
(02) 8374 5675
(02) 8374 3674