ROI Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society’s Financial Aid fund is available to assist children and their families on active treatment for a cancer diagnosis.  

This fund is for patients under the age of 18 years, and their families, who have been diagnosed with cancer, and are unable to meet a specific financial burden that has come about as a direct result of their illness.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Children under the age of 18 years, and their families, who have been diagnosed with cancer, and are unable to meet a specific financial burden that has come about as a direct result of their illness.

To qualify for help from this fund, you must:

  • Be an Irish citizen or live permanently in Ireland

  • Have been diagnosed with cancer and are currently receiving treatment

  • Be unable to meet a specific financial burden that has come about as a direct result of current treatment

  • Be unable to avail of other supports, such as additional social welfare support and support from local community groups.

  • Be unable to avail of other schemes, such as transport funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

How to apply?

Applications have to be made by healthcare professional involved in the child or young person's treatment, such as a medical social worker, cancer care nurse, public health nurse or family doctor (GP).

Contact details

Irish Cancer Society
43/45 Northumberland Road
Dublin, D04 VX65
Republic of Ireland
D04 VX65
Email: support@irishcancer.ie
Web: https://www.cancer.ie/support/financial-support-programme#sthash.Yix1CBxF.dpbs

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