2023 Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative – Announcement of grant recipients

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Cancer Australia has announced the 2023 recipients of its Supporting people with cancer (SPWC) Grant initiative, established to support community initiatives to improve wellbeing and outcomes of people with cancer. Over 0.84 million dollars was awarded to eight community organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to support people affected by cancer.

The grant recipients are:




ACON Health Limited

LGBTQ+ Cancer Information Resource project will create an information resource for LGBTQ+ people with cancer including families and friends.


Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service: Albury and Wodonga

Yarnin’ for Cancer Waluwin project will increase access to and provide a culturally safe cancer prevention and management services that is coordinated by Aboriginal clinical staff.

New South Wales

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC): Ballarat

BADAC Aboriginal Art Calendar – cancer screening project will develop and distribute a 2024 calendar, highlight and promote cancer screening in each month to aligning with Cancer Council screening months.


Camp Quality

Addressing the gap: cancer education for children and young people aged 12-15, in partnership with Canteen, the creation of a film will dispel common misunderstandings about cancer and provide a shared language to school communities that facilitates and supports conversations about cancer and its impact.


Cancer Council Tasmania

Transport 2 Support: Improve access to evidence-based support care services for rural Tasmanians project will increase the equity of supportive CARE Services for Tasmanians impacted by Cancer enabling regional settings to access evidence- based treatment which complement their clinical treatment plans.

Rural and Regional Tasmania

Melanoma Patients Australia

Bridging the Great Melanoma Divide project will develop and deliver a patient focused, targeted support and information program that addresses the unique unmet needs of Australians with melanoma from regional and rural communities.


Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation

The Yorga’s Nyininy Wangkiny (Woman Sitting Talking) and Marmun’s Nyininy Wangkiny (Men Sitting Talking) Cancer Prevention and Support” project will deliver Aboriginal community cancer prevention and education events in Perth and the Wheatbelt.

Western Australia

Sisters’ Cancer Support Group Inc.

“Culturally Appropriate Cancer Health Improvement” program for new CALD immigrants residing in Illawarra aims to co-design and deliver culturally appropriate, evidence-based intervention program for three new arrival CALD community groups affected by cancer residing in Illawarra region.

New South Wales