Our formal objects, as registered with the Charity Commission, are "the advancement of education and the preservation of health and relief of sickness by the promotion of research into cancer and other crippling disease". We do this by funding selected projects and equipment which, in the opinion of our trustees, fall within the guidelines summarised below.
Projects must be research into cancers (with particular reference to the causes, development and treatment of these diseases) or research into polio and other crippling diseases. We do not routinely fund research in other fields that has only limited application in these areas. We will, however, consider proposals that are novel and which require pump-priming. Particular consideration will be given to proposals where part-funding is derived from other sources.
We do not routinely fund activities that are not classed as research, but may provide limited funding in support of research symposia or lectures for the dissemination of research findings.
We provide funding towards the direct costs of research, but will not provide funds to cover overheads. We will not promote the use of tobacco or tobacco products, and specifically exclude research involving these substances.
Applications for grants are normally considered in the autumn/winter of each year. If you would like to apply, initially please send a brief layman's summary of the project and its cost by email to email@example.com or by post to
Cancer and Polio Research Fund
Wirral CH47 4BQ
The closing date for receipt of full applications is 15 October.