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, 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 a laptop or text books. As long as your ambition has a clear education or employment purpose then consider applying!
The application deadline has now passed. But this is a pilot – if the grant is popular, we’re hoping to run it again next year.
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
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
- 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’s your work/employment ambition and how do you plan to achieve this?
- How has your cancer diagnosis impacted achieving this ambition and why is your aspiration important?
- How will the grant help realise your ambition and what will success look like once you’ve achieved it?
- How else have you tried to achieve this ambition? This could include other funding routes that you have explored.
The application also has to include:
- 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
- Consent form (you can download this from the ‘more info’ section below)
- A personal reference from someone willing to support you to achieve this
- 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.
The application deadline has now passed.
There are two options. You can send your application by post to:
Kate Frewer – Project Support Officer
No 1 Farriers Yard
77-85 Fulham Palace Road
Or via email: TNJS@clicsargent.org.uk
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