Grants are small, mostly one-off payments to help people with the extra costs that cancer can cause. They are for people who have a low level of income and savings.
If you need things like extra clothing, help paying heating bills or even a relaxing break, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant.
How much you get will depend on your situation and needs. The average grant is around £380. A grant from Macmillan would not normally affect the benefits you are entitled to. It is an extra bit of help, not a replacement for other support.
The Victoria Convalescent Trust
Our main purpose is to make grants to fund or part-fund short breaks for those, including carers, of any age, living in England and Wales:
Who are in need of a short break for the purpose of convalescence, recuperative care or respite care;
Who do not have adequate resources to fund themselves; and
Who have been unable to obtain sufficient assistance from the statutory services.
Grants are made for short breaks taken in the UK only.
Dorset Cancer Care Foundation
Dorset Cancer Care Foundation exists to provide financial assistance to families affected by cancer in Dorset.
By the provision of financial awards, we provide practical support to aid with the recovery and treatment that patients need, when traditional care may be insufficient.
DCCF will consider funding respite breaks.