Cancer Advocate Travel Award 2020 (cancelled)

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An advocate is someone who supports or defends a cause. In the cancer community, an advocate provides a voice for cancer patients and supports a cause or policy regarding cancer specifically. Cancer advocates can work on a local or national level, providing support to those living with cancer, raising public awareness of the disease, advancing cancer research, improving the quality of cancer care, or addressing legislative and regulatory issues that affect cancer care and research.

Irish Cancer Society recognises all of these very important roles cancer advocates have and how instrumental advocates are for improving the lives of those affected by cancer. The Society also recognises that knowledge and making connections in the cancer world is key to the role of the cancer advocate and as such attendance at cancer events is extremely important. However, this is not always possible due to lack of funding available for cancer advocates.

In recognition of the funding issues faced by cancer advocates and as part of our commitment to support these cancer advocates, the Irish Cancer Society has launched the Cancer Advocate Travel Bursary 2020. The award will provide funding for cancer advocates to attend a national or international cancer event. The event can be a workshop, training or conference where the main topic is cancer.

Applicants for the award must be able to show how attendance at the event will be of benefit to not only their own development but will also have an impact on the wider cancer patient community in Ireland.

  • For more information please see the Guidelines that you can downlaod at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions please contact


Funding up to a maximum of €2,000 is available. Funding is to support registration, travel, accommodation and subsidence costs. The event must be between May 2020 and May 2021.


All applications must be submitted through the online grant management system by 3.00pm (GMT) Tuesday, 10 March 2020.

Grant management system-

Key dates

Call OpenFriday 24 January 2020
Deadline for Applications3.00pm, Tuesday 10 March 2020
ReviewMid-End March 2020
Outcome announcedEarly-April 2020
Document to download
Guidelines for Applicants, Cancer Advocate Travel Bursary 2020

Where we get our funding
Fundraising events, donations, charity shops, corporate giving – these are some of the ways we get our funding.

For more information

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(01) 231 0500

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