Patient grants

A Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Patient Grant is a one off payment of up to £175 awarded to people with lung cancer.

Grants can be used for a wide range of practical needs, such as: help with bills, towards a short break, or a piece of household equipment which would make life easier.

As we have a limited amount of funding available in the year 2018, grants will be awarded on a ‘first come’ basis.

Who can apply for a Patient Grant?

You can apply for a Patient Grant if you have lung cancer and are still affected by the disease or its treatment, and meet the following requirements:

Savings amount to no more than £6,000 for a single person or £8,000 for a couple or family.

- AND -

Household disposable income (this means the total amount left once you have paid your mortgage or rent, council tax, insurance, child maintenance and water rates) is under:

  • £170 a week for a single person + £85 a week for each dependent child
  • £289 a week per couple + £85 a week for each dependent child

Note: Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance do not count as disposable income.

How do I apply for a Patient Grant?

You will need to apply for a Patient Grant through your Lung Cancer CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist). They can help you complete the form before signing and returning it to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

We will notify you as to whether your application has been approved; if successful, payment will be made into your bank account within ten working days.

Application forms can be downloaded here: download an application form

Further financial support available

Further financial support may be available to patients whose lung cancer may have been caused by their previous workplace.

It is estimated that 21% of lung cancers in men in the UK are linked to occupational exposures. This is why we are working with Prospect Law to help provide further financial support to those with lung cancer that is related to previous employment.

While smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, it may also be caused by exposure to harmful substances, such as asbestos, within working conditions. If this is the case then you may be entitled to further financial support even if you have previously smoked or are still smoking.

For more information, please download our free guide or contact Rachel Avery on 0333 323 7200 or email

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