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!

Read about what previous applicants have done with their grant...

Mark’s story – how joining a CLIC Sargent CrossFit class changed my career goals

In July 2017 Mark was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease, after noticing difficulty with moving his muscles in the right way.

Read more about Mark’s story – how joining a CLIC Sargent CrossFit class changed my career goals

Crystal’s story – thanks to CLIC Sargent’s support I can follow my dream of being a stage manager

In 2016, just after her 18th birthday, performing arts student Crystal was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer. 

Read more about Crystal’s story – thanks to CLIC Sargent’s support I can follow my dream of being a stage manager

Maisie’s story – thanks to CLIC Sargent’s support I’m pursuing my dream of becoming a solicitor

Maisie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the start of her third and final year of studying for a history degree.

Read more about Maisie’s story – thanks to CLIC Sargent’s support I’m pursuing my dream of becoming a solicitor

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.

Find out more

Apply now below! Don’t forget – applications close on 22 September

  • Address * REQUIRED
  • If under 16 in Scotland and under 18 in the rest of the UK

  • If under 16 in Scotland and under 18 in the rest of the UK

  • If under 16 in Scotland and under 18 in the rest of the UK

  • Did you apply for the TNJS grant in 2018? * REQUIRED
  • If not known, please give a rough estimate. 

    There are three levels of grant:

    • Bronze: £0 – £1000
    • Silver: £1000 – £3000
    • Gold: £3000 – £5000
  • There’s no standard application form you have to complete (yay!). You do have to answer the following key questions though:

    1. What is your goal or ambition?
    2. How will the grant help you to achieve this goal?
    3. How has your illness affected you in trying to achieve your ambition?
    4. How have you worked towards this ambition so far?
    5. Have you applied for any other funding? (Please list)

    The application also has to include:

    Medical verification if you’ve not already received support from CLIC Sargent.

    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!

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, mp4, docx.
  • Please attached your consent form here (you can download this from the ‘more info’ section on the website)

    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, png.
  • Have you been supported by CLIC Sargent previously? * REQUIRED

    If no, are you eligible to apply for this grant (please double check in ‘Who can apply?’ section)?

    Please note, we will need to see evidence that you are eligible - which you can add to your Application.

  • If applying for a Gold grant, would you be able to attend the One Team panel on 22 October?

    Please note - travel costs will be covered. 

  • If you do not receive the full amount that you have applied for, would you be interested in a grant of a lower amount? * REQUIRED
  • Do you have a UK bank account that would allow you to receive this grant? * REQUIRED
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Good luck!