It takes two (and sometimes many more!)

It takes two (and sometimes many more!)

Collaborative funding is crucial in the discovery of better treatments for kids with cancer.

Medical research is a costly undertaking; scientists often have to seek funding from several sources before they can get a project off the ground. Collaboration is the key to finding better treatments and a cure for childhood cancer.

Here are three ways The Kids’ Cancer Project do this.

1. Community collaboration

It’s only through the generosity of the community that The Kids’ Cancer Project are able to provide grants to so many different studies.

We work with community groups to help them fundraise. And sometimes, communities or an individual will request to support or fully fund a particular study that has special meaning for them.

Read more: 10 fundraising tips from the professionals.

2. Corporate collaboration

We work with corporate partners to match research projects with their brand values and objectives.

Not every corporate partnership will result in support of a specific study, many choose to partner with The Kids’ Cancer Project by donating goods and services, or to provide their staff with rewarding volunteer experiences and the opportunity to select payroll giving.

Read more: Ways you can partner with us.

3. Collective collaboration

Sometimes a researcher and their institution will need to seek grants from various funding bodies.

The Federal Government set up the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) as an annual national research project grants funding arrangement to bring together Cancer Australia and other backers to collaboratively fund cancer research in Australia.

The Kids’ Cancer Project is proud to be part of this scheme and to cooperatively fund projects with Cancer Australia and other leading funding bodies.

As at December 2017, The Kids’ Cancer Project had supported five studies in this way providing $730,000 in grants. This led to $2.2 million of collaborative research funding with PdCCRS and other partners.