Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2020 Round

Expressions of interest for the Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2020 Round is now closed. Funding announcement is coming soon.

A grant information forum was held on 2 July 2020.

The Cancer Institute NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest for the Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2020 Round.

About the Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants Program

The Cancer Screening and Prevention Grant Program provides funding to organisations working in cancer, health and other related services, to undertake evidence-based projects that have the potential to be embedded in the health system and are sustainable past the funding period. The focus of these grants is community and service-centred initiatives and not research proposals.

To be eligible for funding in the 2020 Round, the applicant must be a registered organisation with a demonstrated track record in cancer control or vested interest in improving cancer outcomes for priority groups in the community. The organisation must be based in, and provide services to the population of NSW.

Eligible organisations for Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2020: 

Multicultural health units within local health districts and multicultural community/non-government organisations (i.e. ethno-specific community services/settlement services),  in areas of identified need for improved screening participation: 

  • cervical screening participation - South Western Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health Districts
  • and/or breast screening participation - Blacktown and Fairfield Local Government Areas


Grant funding is being offered for multicultural services within LHDs and community organisations to help promote and encourage cervical and breast screening participation to women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in geographical areas of identified need.

The aim of the program is to deliver cervical and/or breast screening community education sessions, using educational resources that have been developed for multicultural/bilingual/community health workers to deliver information on these screening programs to women from CALD communities. These resources include Cancer Institute NSW flipcharts on Cervical Screening – taking care of your health and Breast health and breast screening.

Priority Area

The Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2020 Round has one priority area only:

Cervical and Breast Screening Program - Community education targeted at culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities


Applications must be submitted through the Cancer Institute NSW Grants Management System (GMS).

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Monday, 10 August 2020.

The project must commence in the 2020/21 financial year and be completed at the latest by 30 September 2021.

To apply for more than one grant, a separate application for each grant will need to be submitted through the GMS.

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 (template to be provided), as well as progress and final reports inclusive of financial reporting (to be completed online through the GMS), according to the schedule outlined in their agreement.

Supporting Documents 

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