Patient Grant application

Guidelines for applicants

A Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Patient Grant is a one-off payment of up to £150 awarded to people with lung cancer. Grants can be used for a wide range of practical needs, such as: help with bills, towards a short break, or a piece of household equipment which would make life easier.

As we have a limited amount of funding available in the year 2023, funds will be allocated monthly within budget. We cannot cover costs of items that can be funded via social, health or other statutory services such as occupational therapy equipment.

We aim to help as many people as possible by offering some financial help to offset additional costs related to lung cancer diagnosis. Your Lung Cancer CNS plays an important role as a “gatekeeper” for our service by ensuring funds are used to help people living with cancer who are most in need of financial support. On receipt of your submission, we will contact your Lung Cancer CNS to endorse your application.

Any supporting information provided will inform our decision to make a grant and determine the value of the award. Please also include specific information about how the amount of financial support requested has been estimated, for example:

  • Clothing might include: coat at a cost of £x; shoes at a cost of £x
  • Bedding might include:duvet at a cost of £x; sheets at a cost of £x.

Each application is individually assessed on its own merits and all information provided will be fully considered (please see Terms and Conditions).

Terms and Conditions

  1. Any grant awarded will not exceed £150. 
  1. The Fund at its sole discretion reserves the right to question the applicant on the information provided and request further detail from the person endorsing the application, whether by way of a telephone enquiry or written communication. 
  1. The Fund will not award a grant to cover the cost of any medication or hospital treatment of any description. Or to reduce financial debts, other than considering hardship in meeting utility bills. 
  1. Only one award per household will be made. 
  1. The Fund cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for an application lost or delayed by any mail delivery service. 
  1. The money awarded needs to be used for the sole purpose for which the application was made. 
  1. On confirmation of the awarding of a grant, all payments, where possible, will be made directly to the claimant. 
  1. Following the awarding of a grant the Fund will not, without consent, use the applicant’s details for any publicity or show details within any printed matter or online. 
  1. We will include, but will not show individual detail, the total sum of money made available under our patient grant scheme in the Fund’s annual report and accounts. The applicant may however share information about the grant with any parties of their choice. 
  1. The Fund will not enter into any verbal nor written discussions should it decide not award a grant, other than to notify the applicant that they have been unsuccessful. 
  1. All applicants must reside in the United Kingdom and be eligible for NHS treatment. 
  1. The Fund will retain within its secured database details of all grant applications made. Such information will not be disclosed to any third party unless a request is made by an authority entitled to demand the information from the Fund. 
  1. Patient Support Grant applications received are reviewed weekly and notification of either acceptance or rejection will be made in writing 10 days following.