The Bone Cancer Research Trust has received over 100 requests for Financial Assistance Grants since their launch in January 2021.
Our Financial Assistance Grants were launched to help reduce the increased financial pressures experienced during bone cancer treatment. Joanne Wright, Support Executive at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, Said:
During treatment, patients and their families have enough uncertainty and stress, without mounting financial worries. We hope our Financial Assistance Grants have helped to alleviate some of these worries.
To ensure as many patients and their families as possible know that our Grants are available to them, we work extremely closely with the bone cancer surgical and treatment centres. Lucy Bishton, Macmillan Navigator at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital told us:
The patients really are grateful for the grants from the Bone Cancer Research Trust when I am talking with them so thank you all very much.
About the Grants and how to apply
Every UK patient (or parent / carer of a patient under 18) in active treatment or newly diagnosed with a primary bone cancer/ bone tumour can now apply for a £50 Financial Support Grant (includes all primary bone cancer/ bone tumour treatment modalities). A further £120 Travel Assistance Grant is also available for patients who undergo Proton Beam Therapy as part of their treatment in the UK.
Grants are available for patients of all ages in the UK and Republic of Ireland diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
To apply for a grant or for more information, please call the Bone Cancer Research Trust Support & Information Line on 0800 111 4855 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) or click below.