The Prostate Cancer Foundation provides a Welfare Grants Fund to assist patients and families who are experiencing hardship related to their treatment for prostate or testicular cancer.
The assistance the Fund provides is typically of an emergency nature where we pay a third party to cover bills or source essential goods and/or services on behalf of an applicant, usually on a one-off basis. It is generally not a cash grant made direct to individuals.
The grants are provided to assist with expenses relating to transport and accommodation, counselling and specialised services or equipment needed, and are limited to $500. The fund will not usually reimburse individuals for expenses or purchases that have already been incurred. Please try and contact us in advance of needing to make the purchase or incur the expense. The grants are not available for medical, pharmaceutical or treatment costs (except physiotherapy through Pinc & Steel).
Please note: if you wish to apply for financial assistance for the Prost-FIT programme, please click here for application details.
Applications are processed as they are received and we will endeavour to provide grant decisions to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks, but it is possible you will receive a response earlier than this. Please note on your application if your need for assistance is particularly time-sensitive.
Welfare Grants Fund applications can be made via the form below. For full Welfare Grant Terms & Conditions see the printable Application Form form. Copies of these are also available on request from the National Office – Phone 0800 477 678. The Fund is supported by the Dry July NZ Trust.