Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2021 Round

The Cancer Institute NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest for the Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2021 Round.

About the Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants Program

The Institute is seeking to prevent the incidence of cancer through promoting the uptake of healthy living behaviours and detecting cancer early so that it can be treated more effectively. To achieve these goals, the Institute needs to work with health organisations with excellent local networks and a record of delivering effective programs with priority communities.                   

The Cancer Screening and Prevention Grant Program provides funding to organisations working in cancer, health and other related services. These organisations will undertake evidence-based projects that have the potential to be embedded at a local level and to be 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 2021 Round, the applicant must be a registered organisation working to improve health and/or cancer outcomes for multicultural groups and be based in and providing services to the population of NSW.

Eligible organisations include:

  • Local Health Districts
  • Other government organisations 
  • Primary Health Networks
  • Community and non-government organisations

Priority area

In 2021, the Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants Round has one priority area only:

  • Healthy Living and Bowel Screening Programs; Multicultural Community Education 

Priority area objectives

The purpose of the Multicultural Community Education grants is to engage and support NSW multicultural organisations and units in the delivery of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community education on cancer prevention and early detection topics. Ultimately, improving accessibility of information about and addressing barriers to uptake amongst these groups. 

In 2021, the grants round will focus on the following programs:

We invite organisations with strong working relationships with local multicultural communities to apply for grant funding to:


Applications must be completed and submitted in the Word template attached. Additionally, the signed application must be submitted as a PDF.  Electronic signatures will be accepted as a result of work from home arrangements.

Applications must be submitted by email to

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Wednesday, 23 June 2021.

The project must commence in the 2021/22 financial year. The grant timeframe is 12-18 months, with schedules outlined in the Expression of Interest Guidelines. 

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

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.

Virtual Question & Answer (Q&A) Sessions

The Institute is making available the following virtual Q&A session times to give potential applicants the opportunity to interact with the program teams and raise any questions to assist them in completing their applications. 

  • Wed 26 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Thurs 3 June 11.30am - 12.30pm 

To register, please email your preferred date to

If you are unable to attend, questions can also be emailed directly to

Note that responses to all questions (received either by email or at a Q&A session) will be made available to all potential applicants via this webpage. 

Supporting Documents 

For enquiries, please email: