Beatson Cancer Charity is committed to providing significant funding and services to enhance the experience, treatment, outcomes and wellbeing of current and former cancer patients and their families in partnership with The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
Beatson Cancer Charity provides a range of patient and family support and facilities including patient wellbeing and complementary therapy services. The charity also funds specialist posts, enhanced medical equipment, innovative service developments, novel research project and staff education and development.
Beatson Cancer Charity Funds
Specialist staff resources funded include specialist nursing, radiography and research based staff that would not otherwise be in post. These funded posts make a direct impact on enhancing care and support for cancer patients and their families, as well as undertaking vital educational and research activity.
Enhanced medical equipment
The charity funds a range of advanced medical equipment to meet the needs of cancer patients including electric beds and specialist chairs.
innovative Service developments
Beatson Cancer Charity funds service developments and enhancements adding additional or enhanced services to those already available through the NHS. This includes a Weekend Blood Transfusion Clinic and Lanarkshire Beatson enhancements.
Novel research projects
Research funding is provided for unique and vital research programmes contributing to the fight against cancer both now and in the future.
Additional funding for NHS staff education and training helps to support staff development by enabling them to attend specific study days, conferences and gain further experience and qualifications. Beatson Cancer Charity therapists also provide stress management sessions to all staff at The Beatson.
Who can apply for funding?
The charity accepts funding applications from various individuals and institutions involved in the care and investigation of cancer, including the NHS.
Funding is open to all Beatson staff. All staff are encouraged to consider their funding requirements and discuss potential applications with Beatson Cancer Charity.
How to apply?
You can contact Beatson Cancer Charity for an initial discussion and advice about your potential application.
Full and summary funding applications are available to download, along with the funding application guidance document.
Funding enquiries and application should be sent to Head of Finance, Marie Newcombe.
Phone: 0141 212 0505.
Summary Applications for awards of a maximum of £250 can be processed within three working days.
Full Applications for awards of a maximum of £10,000 can usually be processed outwith quarterly Funding Committee meetings, and usually within one week.
Applications over £10,000 must be presented at quarterly Funding Committee meetings.
More information about funding criteria contact us.