New Round of Grant Applications Announced by Big C for 2018

24 July 2018

An invitation for new grant applications has been announced by Norfolk’s cancer charity and Park occupier, Big C 

The grants are open for research and equipment applications with a benefit to cancer patients, whether quantitative, qualitative or mixed methodology. Applications will be subject to peer reviews and consideration by Big C’s Research Advisory Panel of independent scientific experts and Big C trustees, before the awards are announced in December 2018.

Nikki Morris, Deputy Chief Executive at Big C said, “Our aim is to invest in a diverse portfolio of initiatives when it is clear to see their benefit to cancer patients, now or in the future. We are interested in receiving applications from across the wide spectrum of specialities from ground-breaking cancer research, or the latest medical equipment, to those projects with a focus on well-being. What unites them is their potential benefit to people in our community affected by cancer.”

The total sum available in this grant round has increased from 2017 to £386,408 with £257,605 available for research applications and £128,803 for medical equipment. Individual awards typically range from smaller pump priming projects, to PhD studentships and fellowships. A maximum of £100,000 is available per individual research project award with a maximum of £25,000 for pump priming projects. Big C can consider further investment in exceptional circumstances and all potential applicants are urged to get in touch with Big C to discuss, prior to application.

Big C’s head office is at Centrum, Norwich Research Park. Anyone interested in applying is advised to read this year’s funding conditions. To view please click here The application deadline is 5pm on 31st August 2018.F

or grant application enquiries, please contact Kate Morgan at

To learn more about the work Big C does to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney, please visit