Other financial help


You may be able to claim grants from other organisations or charities. Macmillan gives grants and benefits advice to people with cancer. You can call our support line for free.

Your union or professional organisation, if you belong to one, may be able to give you financial help or advice. In some professions, there may be special funds that can help with cash grants and sometimes holidays. Details are listed in the directory 'A guide to grants for individuals in need', which is available in most public libraries.


These are free in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In England, people with cancer can also get free prescriptions, but you need to apply for an exemption certificate by collecting an FP92A form from your GP surgery or oncology clinic.

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