Family

Financial support

The Irish Cancer Society's financial support programmes offer relief to families experiencing financial difficulty due to a cancer diagnosis.

Our Children's Fund is available to assist children on active treatment for a cancer diagnosis.  

Travel2Care is a nationwide transport support fund to assist patients who have a genuine financial difficulty in meeting some of the costs of travelling to appointments.

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Children’s Fund

The Irish Cancer Society’s financial support fund for children and their families, is available to assist children on active treatment for a cancer diagnosis.  

To qualify for this fund there are some criteria the applicant must meet: 

  • The fund is for patients under the age of 18 years.
  • The child lives permanently in Ireland.
  • The child has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently receiving treatment.

Travel2Care

Travel2Care may also be an option for funding. The fund itself is made available by the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and administered by the Irish Cancer Society. One of the criteria of the fund is that a patient must be travelling over 50km one way to their treatment hospital, which should be a designated cancer centre, a satellite or an approved children’s hospital. A list of designated centres is here.
 
The purpose of this nationwide transport support fund is to assist patients who have a genuine financial difficulty in meeting some of the costs of travelling to current appointments.

Financial Support Statistics
192
financial support applications were granted in 2019
€164,000
financial support grants were awarded to those most in need in 2019

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