We’re committed to transparency, efficiency and accountability.

We’re working on being more efficient every day by reducing the cost of fundraising to give more to research.

Our goal is to continuously increase our investment into innovative research projects.

Learn about our strategic direction.

Annual Reports


Annual Report 2012

Financial Statements



Financials Frequently Asked Questions

How are donated funds used?
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We fund childhood cancer research projects across Australia. Our investment into childhood cancer research is reported in our financial statements each year. In 2014-2015 the Board approved the allocation of approximately $3.4 million to help children with cancer through research. In 2015 we have allocated over $4 million to projects across Australia, a 17% increase on the year before.
Who decides where the money goes?
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Donated funds are allocated annually by the Board following advice from the Research Advisory Committee. Our competitive annual grant scheme supports research projects on any type of childhood cancer. Grant applications are reviewed and ranked by our Research Advisory Committee, whose recommendations are used by the Board to award funds.
What impact are you making?
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We’ve given more than $27 million to research projects across Australia. We’re currently supporting three projects in clinical trial stage. Through our support researchers have been able to secure more than $14 million in further grants from prestigious funding agencies such as NHMRC and Cancer Council. Their applications were significantly strengthened by the work carried out thanks to The Kids’ Cancer Project’s support. We’re also building capacity for research by supporting Tumour Banks and young scientists through scholarships.
Who do you report to?
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The Directors of The Kids’ Cancer Project are subject to all the sanctions and rules provided in the Corporations Law administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as well as those of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).

Our financial management is audited by external auditors in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards and published online annually. The Kids’ Cancer Project holds licences to fundraise in all states and territories of Australia.
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