The Cancer Institute NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest for the Aboriginal Cancer Grants 2020 Round.
Funding is available to build and strengthen effective partnerships for registered not-for-profit, government and non-government organisations in NSW to develop culturally safe cancer services for Aboriginal people. At a minimum the project must ensure a partnership between the Local Health District / Specialty Health Network and an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.
The grants are available to implement the objectives of the NSW Cancer Plan, with the aim of addressing equity issues for Aboriginal people thereby improving the experiences of those affected by cancer and ultimately improving cancer outcomes.
The focus of these grants is to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies which aim to support Aboriginal people across the Optimal Care Pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.
1. The project has a clear plan to reduce the gap in cancer outcomes for NSW Aboriginal people, in accordance with the NSW Cancer Plan and the principles of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework.
2. The project is to address the following:
a. Build capacity within the health system to further support Aboriginal people along the Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.
b. Respond to locally identified needs and priorities to support Aboriginal people with cancer, in line with the NSW Cancer Plan.
c. Build sustainable partnerships between Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Local Health Districts / Specialty Health Networks to support Aboriginal people with cancer and their communities.