International Organisation Offers Grants to Fight Childhood Cancer

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Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the charitable arm of Lions Club International, is providing grants up to $150,000 to support projects that are implemented in collaboration with existing government or charitable childhood cancer medical facilities in developed and developing countries.

The Foundation through its Childhood Cancer pilot grant programme seeks to enable Lions projects that address the social and economic factors children and their families encounter during cancer treatment.

The grants are available in amounts from US$10,000 to US$150,000 per project. It is open to applicants from both developed and developing countries.

According to the guideline for the grant application, obtained by Pharmanewsonline from their website, applicants from developed countries can apply for up to 50 per cent of the total project budget and applicants from developing countries can apply for up to 75 per cent of the total project budget (up to the maximum request amount of US $150,000 for all applicants).

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Project examples include but are not limited to:

  • Construction, expansion, or renovation of child, teenage, and family-friendly waiting rooms in healthcare facilities.
  • Construction, expansion, or renovation of rooms or houses where families can rest, sleep, or cook meals while their children are receiving treatment.
  • Projects that strengthen access to or improve transportation to and from medical appointments.
  • Projects that address the educational and recreational needs of childhood cancer patients while receiving treatment at a healthcare facility.
  • Infrastructure to support palliative care.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but must be received at least 90 days before a scheduled LCIF Board of Trustees meeting. Please visit the organisation’s website for the exact application deadline dates.

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