Financial support

When you are being treated for cancer, you will almost certainly have extra costs. We know that this is a worry for many young people, especially if you have to reduce your working hours while you are receiving treatment.

Financial support

CLIC Sargent can help 16 to 24-year-olds access financial support that may be available to you, like benefits, allowances and grants.

CLIC Sargent grants

A CLIC Sargent Standard Grant is a one-off grant that is offered to young people aged 16 to 24 who have been diagnosed with cancer. It is available as soon as you come into contact with us and 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.

You can apply for a grant using our grant application form. To apply, you must be:

  • Aged 16-24 years
  • Eligible for free NHS treatment within the UK
  • Have been diagnosed with a cancer diagnosis within the last 12 months

Please note that we will require verification of your details from one of your clinicians or cancer nurse specialists before the grant can be issued. CLIC Sargent will contact the named person to confirm the information provided is valid and correct.

You will need to provide details of your elected clinician or nurse including:

  • Position/ job title
  • Contact details (telephone and NHS email address)
  • Name and full address of the hospital where they work

We may also be able to offer you other grants. You can find out more about these from CLIC Sargent or other care professionals working in the hospital where you are being treated.

If you are under 16, your family can also access a CLIC Sargent Standard Grant, but this will be paid to your parents. You can find out about other support your family is entitled to in our financial support for parents section.

Other ways we can 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.

You can also look at the What about money? section for more information about understanding benefits and saving money.