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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 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.
Trained volunteers provide transport to hospital for children and adolescents with cancer
Benefits and entitlements that may be relevant to the families of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Irish Cancer Society supports for children with cancer and their families
For more information
1800 200 700