Financial support

When your child is being treated for cancer, you will almost certainly have extra costs. We know that this is a worry for many parents, especially if you have to reduce your working hours to care for your child.

Financial support

CLIC Sargent can help families access the financial support, such as benefits, allowances and grants, which may be available to you.

CLIC Sargent Social Workers may be able to help ease the money worries that families may be facing by providing access to CLIC Sargent grants and information about benefits.

They can also help parents apply for the benefits they are entitled to, and speak to their employers if they need to reduce their working hours, work flexibly or take unpaid leave.

CLIC Sargent grants

A CLIC Sargent Standard Grant is a one-off grant that is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us. This can help you meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring. The grant is available at any time within the first 12 months of diagnosis, and can be used to cover food, travel or other day-to-day costs.

CLIC Sargent also provides other grants that you may be entitled to. You can find out more information about these by speaking to a CLIC Sargent Social Worker.

Other ways we help

Information about benefits and employment

CLIC Sargent provides an accredited telephone welfare advice service. You can access this service by calling 0800 9154439 or emailing

Our advisers can give you information about the benefits you may be entitled to as well as support and advice on your welfare rights, for example information about your employment, family, debt, consumer and housing rights. They can also let you know about other organisations that may be able to help you.

Your money guide has more information about understanding benefits and saving money.