Grants available for cancer information centres in regional health services

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

In 2017, Cancer Council Victoria received a grant from the Dry July Foundation to be used to increase access to cancer information for people living in regional Victoria*. Healthcare providers are a credible source of information for people who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or living with cancer and health services are well located in the community to provide timely access to information.

We are looking to partner with three healthcare providers who are interested in establishing or refurbishing a cancer information centre in their facility. This initiative will be supported by a Cancer Information Access and Design toolkit that has been created to provide recommendations and considerations for increasing information provision in a health service setting.   

Three grants for up to $10,000 are currently available and the expression of interest application is an opportunity for organisations to scope feasibility and current resources available for this initiative. Funds can be used for building refurbishment, displays and hardware, devices to access digital resources, hard copy resources, training for staff and volunteers and public engagement strategies.

Application dates

  •  Expression of interest open - 21 May 2018
  • Closing date - 30 June 2018
  • Organisations informed - 31 July 2018

Download application to apply and for further information on guidelines and selection criteria.

Enquiries

For further information please contact:
Joanne Britto
Information and Communications Manager
Cancer Information and Support Service
Cancer Council Victoria.

Email : Email : Joanne.Britto@cancervic.org.au
Telephone : 03 9514 6311

*Please refer to the summary of Regional Victoria taken from Schedule 2 of the Regional Development Victoria Act 2002

 

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