We are pleased to announce the continuation of the Action Hampshire 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!
Action Hampshire 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 (starting from January 2021). 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 found here on the Cancer Matters Wessex website.