How we support your group
Macmillan supports groups with training, grants and resources, to help them develop.
We have launched a new grants programme to replace our Helping You Help Others and Inclusion User Involvement grants for groups and individuals who support people affected by cancer or campaign to improve cancer care.
What sort of things can I apply for a Supporting You to Help Others grant for?
Start up costs for a Self-help and Support group
Development applications e.g. for groups to expand and extend their reach for both Self Help and Support and User Involvement
Combined applications for those that include Self Help and Support and User Involvement.
Who can apply for a Supporting You to Help Others Grant?
People affected by cancer in groups or individually
Other groups, such as voluntary organisations, community interest companies, community groups, social enterprises
Health and social care staff, information and support staff in partnership with people affected by cancer.
Where can I find out more?
The 2014 round is now closed. The new dates and application pack will be available to view and download from this page from January 2015.
Your local Macmillan Involvement Co-ordinator (MIC) can provide advice, information, support and training and tell you how to apply for grants to set up or develop your group. We strongly recommend you contact your MIC at the earliest opportunity to discuss your application. Find your nearest MIC.
Macmillan offers a number of training opportunities to help you and your group develop and make positive changes. We aim to bring people together to share experiences and to help them obtain practical and emotional support.
All workshops are free to attend. For a full list of courses and course dates, visit our teaching resource website Learn Zone or email email@example.com.
Resources and materials for cancer support groups
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Handbook for self-help and support groups
This brand new resource is designed for anyone who is setting up or running a support group. It covers everything from forming a committee to promoting your group – and it also includes lots of handy information about legal issues, money matters and training opportunities. This handbook replaces the previous Good Practice Guidelines.
Download the handbook here [PDF, 1.8MB], or order your free copy from Be.Macmillan.
Did you know you can order all of our resources, publications and leaflets for free from Be.Macmillan? You can also create posters, flyers and other materials to help advertise your group. Visit Be.Macmillan to find out more.