Innovations in Cancer Control Grants 2020 Round

Update: The closing date for applications extended to 3 July 2020

The Cancer Institute NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest for the Innovations in Cancer Control Grants 2020 Round.

About the Innovations in Cancer Control Grants Program

The Innovations in Cancer Control Grants 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 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 include:

  • Local Health Districts
  • Specialty Health Networks
  • Primary Health Networks
  • Aboriginal Health Services 
  • Multicultural community/health organisations
  • Non-government/not-for-profit organisations.


The grants program aims to:

  • Assist health care professionals in transferring research outcomes into clinical practice
  • Build upon evidence which is currently available (e.g. publications, previous initiatives/projects)
  • Enhance community engagement or cancer service provision by working towards the goals of the NSW Cancer Plan
  • Target the priority populations, cancers or actions of the NSW Cancer Plan.

Priority Areas

The priority areas for the Innovations in Cancer Control Grants 2020 Round include the following:

  1. Lessening the Impact of Cancer on Aboriginal People and Communities
  2. Investigating Clinical Variation and Addressing Unwarranted Clinical Variation
  3. Improving the Experiences of People and Carers affected by Cancer in Multicultural Communities. 


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

The closing date for applications has been extended to 5:00pm on Friday, 3 July 2020.

The project must commence in the 2020/21 financial year and be completed at the latest by 30 September 2022.

To apply for more than one grant in the same or different priority area, 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.

Expression of Interest Guidelines, GMS Application Template, GMS User Guide and FAQs

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