The Hastings Cancer Trust Grants Program 

Grants Applications are open between August and October each year.

The Grants Program is the means by which we distribute funds raised to help our community purchase or improve vital equipment and facilities.
Hastings Cancer Trust has seen the generosity of the community translated into much needed funding for a range of projects which have supported cancer patients and clinicians within our local area.
The money raised through fundraising efforts and generous donations is administered by trustees. The grants are awarded based on the value of the project to the community.
The Hastings Cancer Trust invites anyone involved in the management or cancer, or indeed, community organisations that support cancer patients, cancer survivors and their carers in the Hastings, Camden Haven and Macleay areas to apply for a Grant.
The 2020 Grant application process will commence early August.

Grants Information Sheet. Option 1. complete & submit online Option 2. download and complete
Grants Applications are open between August and October each year.

Projects funded from the 2019 HCT Grants Program

The Grants Program has given back over $1,000,000 to projects in our community, enabling local organisations to:

  • Purchase state-of-the-art equipment for cancer treatment
  • Run world-class clinical trials
  • Offer specialists training for nurses, radiation therapists and other cancer specialists clinicians 
  • accommodation for patients and families during treatment
  • Improve the quality of local palliative care
  • Develop educational resources, workshops and support programs for local cancer patients and their families

In 2019 Hastings Cancer Trust Grants were awarded to the following successful applicants:
Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group

Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group

Received a grant to fund the cost of hiring a room at the Port Macquarie Library for their Breast Cancer Support meetings. Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer welcome to come on the 3rd Friday of every month.
<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-disabledisabledisabledisablecolor: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Mid North Coast Cancer Institute</span><div><span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-disabledisabledisabledisablecolor: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Port Macquarie Base Hospital&nbsp;</span></div>

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute
Port Macquarie Base Hospital 

Received funding to create a local resource film which features speakers from our MDT.  Virtual tours of the building, procedures of coming to the MNCCI, looking after yourself during treatment and much more.

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute&nbsp;<span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Cancer &amp; Palliative Care</span>

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute Cancer & Palliative Care

Received a grant to assist with the running of a residential retreat for patients recovering from and still coping with cancer treatments. The aim is to help rebuild patient psychological and physical health.
Port Macquarie Base Hospital Palliative Care

Port Macquarie Base Hospital Palliative Care

Received a grant to purchase a syringe driver, 50 comfort rugs for patients and 4 blue tooth speakers for to help improve the quality of comfort for their patients.
The Hastings Home Hospice

The Hastings Home Hospice

Received a grant for the purchase of three syringe drives and an oxygen concentrator to help with the continued care of the sick, frail and less mobile of the palliative care patients
The Wauchope Memorial Hospital Palliative Care

The Wauchope Memorial Hospital Palliative Care

Received a grant for the purchase of sofa beds which will be used by the families of palliative care patients whose loved ones are staying at the hospital 
Hastings, Macleay Community Palliative Care Breathing Project

Hastings, Macleay Community Palliative Care Breathing Project

Received a grant for an education day supporting clinical education in the assessment and management of breathlessness in palliative patients and will support many local palliative care units.


The Mid North Coast Local Health District Community Palliative Care&nbsp;

The Mid North Coast Local Health District Community Palliative Care 

Received a grant to assist with the startup and training of volunteers for a “Life Matters” biography program for terminally ill patients to record their life stories with a trained volunteer.
Mid North Coast Cancer Institute<div>Lymphedema Department&nbsp;</div>

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute
Lymphedema Department 

Received a grant to purchase a Sozo Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Device which will be used daily in the clinic to assess body water volumes helping with the assessment and treatment of cancer.
Macleay Valley&nbsp;<div>Home Hospice&nbsp;</div>

Macleay Valley 
Home Hospice 

Received a grant for a Niki Syringe Driver which will assist with the ongoing support of patients receiving treatment at home. 
North Coast Area Health Kempsey Palliative Care

North Coast Area Health Kempsey Palliative Care

Received a grant for the purchase of an Oxygen Concentrator which will assist patients with breathing difficulties.

Port Macquarie Base Hospital<div>Ward 3D</div>

Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Ward 3D

Received a grant to develop a Wellness Space for staff, families and carers of oncology and palliative care patients.
<span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">The Betty and John Allman Award for 2019</span>

The Betty and John Allman Award for 2019

This year the Betty and John Allman award went to Mid North Coast Local Health District - Community Palliative Care for their “Life Matters” biography program which aims to record the memories of terminally ill cancer patients.
Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients

$50,000 awarded to local cancer projects in the Hastings, Macleay and Camden Haven Region. Grants can be submitted by anyone involved in the management or treatment of cancer or community groups supporting cancer patients.
Thank you to our wonderful contributors

Thank you to our wonderful contributors

The Trust would like to acknowledge the tremendous support of Sponsors, Community Groups and individuals who have all helped to rise funds and awareness for local cancer projects  in 2019

Projects funded from the 2018 HCT Grants Program

In 2018 Hastings Cancer Trust Grants were awarded to the following successful applicants:
The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute -&nbsp; Lymphoedema Therapy

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute -  Lymphoedema Therapy

Received a grant to purchase a Physic Touch device for treatment of smaller areas of stubborn lymphoedema in the head, neck and breast areas


The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Oncology Department

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Oncology Department

Received a grant for the purchase of 2 vital monitors to interface with the hospitals electronic Medical Records saving nurses time and making it easier for Clinical trial Patients.
Wauchope District Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Received a grant to fund staff to attend the National Palliative Conference in Perth and to assist in providing 2 Vicarious Loss & Trauma Workshops
Port Macquarie Base Hospital - Respiratory Department

Port Macquarie Base Hospital - Respiratory Department

Received a grant co-funded with the Base Hospital for the purchase of a bedside ultrasound device which will improve efficiency and safety of diagnosis and treatment of cancer related complications 
The Hastings Home Hospice

The Hastings Home Hospice

Received a grant for the purchase of 6 Roho Quadro Cushions which will provide comfort for the sick, frail and less mobile of the palliative care patients
The Macleay Valley Home Hospice&nbsp;

The Macleay Valley Home Hospice 

Received a grant for the purchase of various items to assist patients in home care such as walking frames, in home portable showers and toilets, utility chairs and a high back chair
Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group

Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group

Received a grant to fund the cost of hiring a room at the Port Macquarie Library for their Breast Cancer Support Group meetings. Meetings held on the 3rd Friday of every month. Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer welcome
<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-disabledisablecolor: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Mid North Coast Local Health District - Cancer &amp; Palliative Care Development Program</span>

Mid North Coast Local Health District - Cancer & Palliative Care Development Program

Received a grant to assist with the running of a residential retreat for patients recovering from and still coping with cancer treatments. The aim is to help rebuild patients psychological and physical health.

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Cultural Enhancement Program

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Cultural Enhancement Program

Received a grant for the purchase of or commissioning of artwork by indigenous local artists to be hung in prominent positions around the MNCCI to help indigenous patients feel more welcome.
Kempsey District Hospital - Palliative Care Community

Kempsey District Hospital - Palliative Care Community

Received a grant for the purchase of an oxygen concentrator which will be used in patients homes to assist with their breathing difficulties
The Annual Betty and John Allman Award

The Annual Betty and John Allman Award

This year the $200 award was presented to Louise Finnegan to assist with the Cultural Enhancement Program at the MNCCI

2018 Grants Awards Evening

2018 Grants Awards Evening

Recipients of a 2018 grant award were able to meet the sponsors and community groups which had helped to raise funds for the Trust during 2018

Projects funded from the 2017 HCT Grants Program

In 2017 Hastings Cancer Trust Grants were awarded to the following successful applicants:
Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group

Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group

Received a grant to fund the cost of hiring a room for their support group meetings
<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Wauchope District Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit</span>

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Received a grant for 2 staff members to attend Palliative Care training in NSW

Port Macquarie Base Hospital Anaesthetics Department

Port Macquarie Base Hospital Anaesthetics Department

Received a grant for a transcutaneous CO2 monitor for lung cancer patients.
<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Hastings Home Hospice</span>

Hastings Home Hospice

Received a grant for the purchase of syringe drivers for pain relief.
<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Fundraising Friends of the HCT</span>

Fundraising Friends of the HCT

Received a grant for the purchase of fundraising tools
<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Mid North Coast Cancer Institute</span>

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute

Received a grant for prescribed oncology exercise programs to 60 patients.
<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Clinical Trial Unit</span>

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Clinical Trial Unit

Received a grant contribution towards the purchase of an ECG machine.
<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Kempsey District Hospital - Palliative Care Unit</span>

Kempsey District Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Received a grant for pressure injury prevention items
<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Macleay Valley Home Hospice - Palliative Care</span>

Macleay Valley Home Hospice - Palliative Care

Received a grant for the purchase of lightweight wheelchairs
<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Miid North Coast Local Health District</span>

Miid North Coast Local Health District

Received a grant towards patient personal items bags and other palliative care items.
<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Port Macquarie Base Hospital - Emergency Department</span>

Port Macquarie Base Hospital - Emergency Department

Received a grant towards equipment setting up EMU1 for cancer patients.
<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Rotary Lodge Port Macquarie&nbsp;</span>

Rotary Lodge Port Macquarie 

Received a grant towards new sofas for the 12 room extension