Grants up to £5,000 are available to smaller UK registered charities and social enterprises, including Community Interest Companies (CICs), that are working in the areas of breast cancer education, prevention and research.

Application deadlineFRIDAY 31st MAY 2024.
FunderThe Pink Ribbon Foundation (founded 2000. Charity number 1080839. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 30 September 2022: £307,082 (2021: £182,219; 2020: £202,649)).
Who can applysmaller UK registered charities. Social enterprises and Community Interest Companies (CICs) may also apply as long as they are legally constituted and their proposed project is for public benefit.
Key wordsAwareness Raising, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities (BAME), Breast Cancer, Cancer, Education, Research, Women United Kingdom.

The Pink Ribbon Foundation is a grant-making trust with a mission to offer grants to organisations working in the field of breast cancer. Many of the charities supported by the Foundation are smaller organisations that operate on a shoestring. Initiatives that promote a positive message about living with breast cancer are particularly welcomed, while applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic organisations are positively encouraged.

The Foundation operates an annual grant programme that provides capital, project or revenue grants up to £5,000 for projects, activities and services that:

1. Advance public education in the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment, in particular but not exclusively by commissioning, or conducting, research into the causes, detection and treatment of breast cancer and by disseminating the results of such research, and
2. Relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or have been affected by, breast cancer by providing, or assisting in the provision of, information, care or emotional, practical and financial support.

During the year ended 30 September 2022, the Foundation awarded 53 grants totalling £307,082 (2021: 51 grants totalling £182,219; 2010: 56 grants totalling £202,649).

A list of all grant recipients over the previous 2 years can be viewed on pages 13-15 of the Foundation’s annual accounts.

Further information, guidance and details about how to apply is available on the Foundation’s website. Please note that applicants are required to register with the Foundation prior to applying.

The Foundation has one application round each year. The deadline for applications to the 2024/25 round is Friday 31st May 2024. Successful applicants are expected to be notified at the end of July/beginning of August 2024.