Get a CLIC Sargent Grant
It’s not right that young people and parents have to worry about money when they need to focus on treatment and all that comes with it. So CLIC Sargent gives various grants, right from the moment of diagnosis, to help young people and families cope financially.
Our Registration Grant
Cancer costs from the moment of diagnosis, but there’s no financial support sitting there waiting for you. To help with the immediate costs of cancer, we give a grant of £170. Most young people and families use it to cover sudden expenses like:
- Travel to and from hospital, and parking there
- Extra food costs
- Increasing household bills and essential items
- Increasing phone bills so you can keep in touch with family and friends
- Private tuition to reduce the impact on education
- Accommodation near the hospital
- Childcare for siblings
How to apply
If you are a young person (diagnosed between ages 16-24) or a parent of a child aged 0-15, you can apply for this grant by filling out the application form below. Your social worker can guide you through this too, and will help if you’re not able to access a computer or Wi-Fi, or need help reading the form.
If you don’t have a CLIC Sargent social worker you can contact the Grants team to see whether you’re eligible on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 330 0803.
We support children and young people who:
- Receive a confirmed cancer or bone marrow failure disorder diagnosis from an NHS cancer or haematology service. This must have been before their 25th birthday and also within the last 12 months
- Qualify for free NHS cancer treatment in the UK, including members of (or children of) HMS Armed Forces and diplomatic core/embassies.
- Have benign and low grade diagnoses which have cancer-like behaviour where there is a high burden of treatment.¹
It doesn’t matter whether a child or young person is under the care of a paediatric, teenage & young adult, or adult service – the eligibility criteria is the same.
If you have any questions about our eligibility criteria please speak to a member of the CLIC Sargent team at your hospital or call us on 0300 330 0803.
¹Treatment burden is a term used by clinicians to describe the short and long term impact of treatment e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapies and sometimes the disease itself (tumour burden). Examples include: health impact, psycho-social, socio-economic, education or lost work days, hospital visits, and carer burden. High treatment burden is usually something that impacts on multiple areas or for a long duration. Low treatment burden may be short term incapacity for something like surgical removal of a benign tumour with no, or minimal, longer term effects.
We also provide grants to help with expenses related to a child or young person’s cancer, including ones for:
- Getting young people’s education and work ambitions back on track
- Families struggling with ongoing extra costs due to their child’s cancer
- Children and young people travelling abroad for NHS approved Proton Beam Therapy
- Children and young people aged 19 and under who have a brain tumour
- Families when a child dies from cancer.
Tell us what you think
We’re doing some research into the impact we’re having, and would really like to hear from you! If you’ve got a CLIC Sargent grant, stayed in one our of Homes from Home or used our online tools and information, and are happy to have a quick chat on the phone, then please fill in your details.
Someone from our agency, Rocket Science, will get in touch with you by email to arrange a convenient time to have a chat.