Aboriginal Cancer Grants 2020 Round


The Cancer Institute NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest for the Aboriginal Cancer Grants 2020 Round.

About the Aboriginal Grants Program

Funding is available to build and strengthen effective partnerships for registered not-for-profit, government and non-government organisations in NSW to develop culturally safe cancer services for Aboriginal people. At a minimum the project must ensure a partnership between the Local Health District / Specialty Health Network and an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

The grants are available to implement the objectives of the NSW Cancer Plan, with the aim of addressing equity issues for Aboriginal people thereby improving the experiences of those affected by cancer and ultimately improving cancer outcomes.

The focus of these grants is to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies which aim to support Aboriginal people across the Optimal Care Pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.


1. The project has a clear plan to reduce the gap in cancer outcomes for NSW Aboriginal people, in accordance with the NSW Cancer Plan and the principles of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework.

2. The project is to address the following:
a. Build capacity within the health system to further support Aboriginal people along the Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.
b. Respond to locally identified needs and priorities to support Aboriginal people with cancer, in line with the NSW Cancer Plan.
c. Build sustainable partnerships between Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Local Health Districts / Specialty Health Networks to support Aboriginal people with cancer and their communities.


Applications / Timeline

Applications must be completed using the Expression of Interest template and emailed to CINSW-Innovation@health.nsw.gov.au no later than 5:00pm on Friday, 12 February 2021.

Information Forums will be held on 17 December 2020 and 19 January 2021 to assist applicants with the process and answer any questions. If you would like to attend an Information Forum, please contact Leona.McGrath@health.nsw.gov.au.  

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in April 2021.

The project must commence in May 2021 and be completed at the latest by 29 October 2021.

Reporting Requirements

In accordance with the Cancer Institute NSW Competitive Grants Agreement, successful applicants must submit a detailed project plan inclusive of an evaluation framework, as well as Progress and Final Reports inclusive of financial reporting, according to the schedule outlined in their agreement. Templates will be provided to successful applicants.

Expression of Interest Guidelines and FAQs

For enquiries, please email: CINSW-Innovation@health.nsw.gov.au, including “Aboriginal Cancer Grants” in the email subject line to enable quicker processing of your query.