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Anthony Nolan Grant

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Anthony Nolan Grants can financially support patients before, during, and after a stem cell transplant. We offer small one-off grants to help with any unexpected costs you may have.

The grant helped us survive another month. Thank you for your help at such a tough time.

Stem cell transplant recipient

What should a grant be used for?

An Anthony Nolan Grant is up to £250. It can help cover any extra costs you may experience as a result of having a stem cell transplant, such as:

We can also offer an extra £150 towards your heating costs this winter, as part of Anthony Nolan's Winter Recovery Fund.

Please note: the deadline to submit Anthony Nolan Grant applications for consideration in 2022 was Mon 12th Dec. Any applications received after this date will be considered in January 2023.

Who can apply?

You can apply for a grant if you have had any type of stem cell transplant for a blood cancer or blood disorder, or are due to have one in the next six months.

You must also:

  • be a UK resident
  • have no more than £6,000 in savings (if a single person) or £8,000 in savings (if a couple or family).

How do I apply?

Please ask a member of your healthcare team to complete the grant application form on your behalf.

You can apply through a medical professional, a health and/or social care professional. This may be a Clinical Nurse Specialist, a district nurse or social worker.

We will process the application submitted by your healthcare professional and we will be in touch if we need any more information from you.

Once your application is approved, we will let you know and you will receive your payment by BACS into your bank account within two weeks.

If you are a healthcare professional, you can apply on behalf of a patient here. Please ensure you have the following information to hand:

  • Diagnosis & transplant
  • Employment/education status
  • Living situation (parental, if the application is for a child)
  • Household savings, mortgage/rent & council tax
  • Benefits
  • Bank details

In order to be successful, a healthcare professional must:

  1. explain the specific needs your patient has which are related to their stem cell transplant, and outline how an Anthony Nolan Grant will help to address these needs
  2. explain how they intend to spend their grant, and be specific about how you or your patient have estimated the costs, for example: ‘Petrol for 10 trips to the hospital at £X per visit’
  3. include other financial support that they are receiving, for example: ‘The patient has received £30 from the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme’.

Contact us

If you or your healthcare professional get stuck completing the form, or have any questions at all, please do get in touch!

You can speak to our friendly Patient Services team on 0303 303 0303 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday - excluding Bank Holidays) or email patientgrants@anthonynolan.org

FAQs

What is an Anthony Nolan Grant?

Anthony Nolan Grants can financially support patients before, during, and after a stem cell transplant. We offer small one-off grants to help with any unexpected costs you may have.

What should a grant be used for?

An Anthony Nolan Grant is up to £250. It can help cover any extra costs you may experience as a result of having a stem cell transplant, such as:

Who can apply?

You can apply for a grant if you have had any type of stem cell transplant for a blood cancer or blood disorder, or are due to have one in the next six months.

You must also:

  • be a UK resident
  • have no more than £6,000 in savings (if a single person) or £8,000 in savings (if a couple or family).

How do I apply?

You can ask a member of your healthcare team to complete the grant application form on your behalf.

In order to be successful, your healthcare professional must:

  • explain the specific needs you have which are related to your stem cell transplant, and outline how an Anthony Nolan Grant will help to address these needs
  • explain how you intend to spend your grant, and be specific about how you have estimated the costs, for example: ‘Petrol for ten trips to the hospital at £5 per visit’
  • include other financial support that you are receiving, for example: ‘we have received £30 from the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme’.

If you would like to claim the extra £150 towards heating costs, simply ask your healthcare professional to tick the 'Winter Recovery Fund' option on the grant application form.

Apply now

Top tips for a successful application?

It’s worth bearing in mind that the panel will consider the following on each application:

  • The extent to which there is a compelling case about the need for financial support at this time.
  • A clear connection between the impact of needing or having a stem cell transplant and the items or services requested.
  • Whether the information in the Medical Report supports the items or services requested.
  • Whether you have received grants from other charities or organisations, such as Macmillan. Patients who have received other grants may still be eligible for an Anthony Nolan Grant.
  • Whether the estimated cost of an item or service is reasonable. If the cost seems higher, an explanation for this would be expected.
  • Whether there are statutory resources, or any other alternative forms of support available.
  • Whether comfort and quality of life is compromised.

I have already purchased something, can I still apply?

Yes, if you have purchased something within the last three months, you can still apply.

How long will it take to receive my Anthony Nolan grant?

Once approved, you can expect payment within approximately two weeks.

What happens if there are any issues?

We will be in touch you and your healthcare professional if we have any questions.

Is there any other financial help available?

  • Grants from other charities or organisations are available. Contact your local Citizen's Advice for details.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support offers grants for people undergoing treatment for cancer, including blood cancer.
  • Financial support charity Turn2us lists grants that you may be eligible for. They also have a useful Benefits Calculator.

Will this affect any other government benefits I am already receiving?

No, don't worry this grant application won't affect other government benefits.

Information published: 15/12/22
Next review due: 15/12/23

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