Patient Grants

Unfortunately we have made the decision to close our patient grants in 2024. This has not been an easy decision to make.  

We spent £75,000 on this service in 2023 but were not able to identify sufficient funds to meet demand and sustain the service in 2024. Over the last five years, we have committed over £250,000 and supported almost 2,000 people affected by lung cancer.

We are aware that the current economic downturn is impacting individuals with lung cancer as well as NHS and charity resources. We will attempt to secure funding to restart the service if possible.

As a charity, we know that having lung cancer has many costs. Other sources of statutory and charitable financial support are available, including those listed below.

Our Ask the Nurse service will be happy to signpost you to local or other sources of support and talk to you about the impact of a lung cancer diagnosis. You can call 0800 332 7200 or email lungcanerhelp@roycastle.org

patient grants

“We would like to thank everybody from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work as this was the last holiday my dad went on.”

Carer of a lung cancer patient

“The patient grant was much appreciated when I found I could not work and had no immediate income.”

Lung cancer patient

Other sources of help

There are a range of statutory and charity sources of help. Some schemes are determined by your location, others by your occupation, if you have served in the forces etc. Your local CAB is a good source of advice.

MacMillan offers financial advice and operates a grant service. They also have partnerships with a range of power and financial companies who may be able to assist.


Charis is a company that runs several grants for energy providers and has an income calculator on their website.


Turn2Us is an organisation that can assist in accessing grants, advice and financial support.


Statutory benefits

If you are looking for advice on statutory benefits and any changes in entitlement to state assistance information is available. If you wish help to navigate the benefits system, it is worth talking to your Lung cancer Nurse or local CAB to find out about local support services.

If you are looking for support around Will planning, power of attorney or other financial planning there are sources of support, please click here.