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Patient Grants

Our patient grants service is here to help if you are having financial problems. An electronic form can be completed whilst we are in lockdown for covid-19. We aim to reply to all applications within 10 working days. If you are waiting for a grant or need more information please email info@roycastle.org or call us on 0800 358 7200.

As a charity we know that having lung cancer has many costs. One practical way that we can help is through our patient grant fund. We have a limited amount of money that we can use each year to help those with lung cancer who have very limited financial resources and who have experienced extra costs as a result of their diagnosis, treatment or experience of lung cancer.

patient grants

“We would like to thank everybody from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work as this was the last holiday my dad went on.”

Carer of a lung cancer patient

As our funds are limited, we can only accept one application per person. Applications are dealt with weekly and we try to respond to all received grant requests within two working weeks.

“The patient grant was much appreciated when I found I could not work and had no immediate income.”

Lung cancer patient

Other sources of help

There are a range of statutory and charity sources of help. Some schemes are determined by your location, others by your occupation, if you have served in the forces etc. Your local CAB is a good source of advice.

MacMillan offer financial advice and operate a grant service. They also have partnerships with a range of power and financial companies who may be able to assist.

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/about-us/health-professionals/grants-application.html

Charis are a company who run several grants for energy providers and have an income calculator on their website.

https://www.lets-talk.online/Home/AllSchemes

Turn2Us is an organisation that can assist in accessing grants, advice and financial support.

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

Statutory benefits

If you are looking for advice on statutory benefits and any changes in entitlement to state assistance information is available. If you wish help to navigate the benefits system, it is worth talking to your Lung cancer Nurse or local CAB to find out about local support services.
https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

If you are looking for support around Will planning, power of attorney or other financial planning there are sources of support, please click here.