Get a CLIC Sargent Grant

It’s not right that parents have to worry about money when they need to focus on their family. So CLIC Sargent gives various grants, right from the moment of diagnosis, to help families cope financially.

Our registration grant

Cancer costs from the moment of diagnosis, but there’s no financial support sitting there waiting for you. To help with the immediate costs of cancer, we give a grant of £170. Most families use it to cover sudden expenses like:

  • Travel to hospital, and parking there
  • Food while at the hospital
  • Increasing household bills and essential items
  • Childcare for siblings
  • Accommodation near the hospital
  • Private tuition to reduce the impact on education.

Our other grants

We also provide grants to help with expenses related to a child or young person’s cancer, including ones for:

  • Getting young people’s education and work ambitions back on track
  • Families struggling with ongoing extra costs due to their child’s cancer
  • Children and young people travelling abroad for NHS approved Proton Beam Therapy
  • Children and young people aged 19 and under who have a brain tumour
  • Families when a child dies from cancer.

Can this help you?

Every child or young person who is eligible for support from CLIC Sargent can get a £170 registration grant. If your child is on treatment or palliative care and you haven’t had this grant already, speak to your CLIC Sargent Social Worker. We know families often need help to cover the immediate costs of cancer, so the money is paid directly into your bank account within three days.

How to apply

Your social worker will let you know about any CLIC Sargent grants your family can get. You’ll need to provide evidence you need these grants and your bank account details before they apply on your behalf.

From November 2018 you will be able to apply for this grant online. Your social worker will let you know how to do this and can help if you’re not able to access a computer or wifi, or need help reading the form.

If you don’t have a social worker you can contact the Grants team to see whether you’re eligible on or 0300 330 0803.