Thrive Not Just Survive Grant
Cancer puts young people's lives on hold. Together with our partner Societe Generale we've launched our 'Thrive Not Just Survive' grant for the second year, so young cancer patients can get their education and work ambitions back on track.
The grant of up to £5,000 is designed for 14 – 24 year olds, and can cover anything from extra tuition, course fees, tools for an apprenticeship to materials for a course such as video equipment. Have a clear ambition for your next step in your education or career? Consider applying!
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How to apply
Applications open on 19 August and run until 22 September. They will be reviewed by a panel of CLIC Sargent and Societe Generale staff.
This grant has been made possible thanks to our partnership with Societe Generale, one of the leading European financial services groups.
If you want to apply, you need to meet the following criteria:
- Diagnosed with cancer or bone marrow failure before your 25th birthday
- Eligible for free NHS cancer treatment within the UK
- Currently aged between 14 and not yet had your 25th birthday; or
- If aged 25, you’re within one year of coming off active treatment
- If you applied and weren’t successful for the Bronze, Silver and Gold TNJS grant 2018, you can reapply this year but double check the criteria to make sure your application is as strong as it can be.
- If you received the Bronze TNJS grant 2018, you can reapply this year, but double check the criteria to make sure your application is as strong as it can be.
- If you received the Silver or Gold TNJS grant 2018, you won’t be eligible to apply this year.
All applications must support you with an education or work/career ambition. This could include training, equipment, clothing, experiences. Check out the following examples (but these don’t cover everything!):
- Support with course fees
- Extra tuition
- Specific laptop e.g. for a design course
- School trip or excursion e.g. exchange student
- Setting up a business or community scheme
- Tools for an apprenticeship
- Language lessons
- Coaching certificate
- Course books and materials
- Expenses for vocational learning/ unpaid internships
There are three levels of grant:
- Bronze: £0 – £1000
- Silver: £1000 – £3000
- Gold: £3000 – £5000
Your grant application has to be for a specific amount and has to clearly explain what the money will be used for. If you are applying for a gold or silver grant there are also additional criteria you have to meet. These include:
- Agree to impact reporting up to one year after the grant is awarded
- Available to discuss application with the One Team panel consisting of CLIC Sargent and Societe Generale employees on 22nd October
- Agree to impact reporting up to two years after the grant is awarded.
There’s no standard application form you have to complete (yay!). You do have to answer the following key questions though:
- What is your goal or ambition?
- How will the grant help you to achieve this goal?
- How has your illness affected you in trying to achieve your ambition?
- How have you worked towards this ambition so far?
- Have you applied for any other funding? (Please list)
How you apply is completely up to you – you could create a video, write a letter, write a business case etc. You can also attach supporting evidence e.g. examples of your work. Just make sure you’ve answered the four questions.
Written entries should keep to max. 3000 words, files under 15MB and videos or audio entries under 10 minutes. Don’t feel you have to hit this as a target – your application is based on quality, not quantity!
When submitting the application through the form below, you will be asked:
- Personal contact details (name, date of birth, email, mobile number)
- Details of whether you’ve received support from CLIC Sargent in the past, including the names of social care staff who worked with you
You will need to attach as part of the form:
- Your application
- Consent form (you can download this from the ‘more info’ section below on this page)
- Medical verification if you’ve not already received support from CLIC Sargent
- Your parent/carer’s details if under the age of 16 in Scotland, and under 18 in the rest of the UK.
Find out more
Apply now below! Don’t forget – applications close on 22 September