Apply for a grant


Who can apply for a grant?

Any charity working in the field of breast cancer can apply for a grant.

To be considered for a grant in 2024, please submit your grant application to the Foundation by Friday 31st May 2024. Grants are awarded annually in late July. Please note the following:

  • All applicants must be prepared to inform the Foundation of their projects progress at least twice in the year of the grant, unless it is to be used for a specific event then only one report is required.
  • A set of your most current accounts must accompany any grant application.
  • All organisations awarded a grant must send an email of grant award recognition to the Foundation as soon as they are in receipt of the grant.

Grants, the selection process and applying

We are delighted to have awarded grants to many and various charities concerned with breast cancer.

The Foundation evaluates each application against a set of very strict criteria. These criteria are weighted dependent upon agreed giving principles determined for each year. For example, we may prefer in one year to weigh grants towards smaller or new organisations, another year we may prefer to give to special projects. For the 2024 grant period and with requests for assistance growing, the Foundation decided to focus in the main on organisations with limited financial resources to deliver their services.

The application deadline to apply for 2023 grants has now closed; however, we are happy to receive grant applications for the 2024 grant round. Grant applications must be hard copy and must reach the Pink Ribbon Foundation by Friday 31st May 2024. We hope to announce grant awards by mid-July. Please note that an application must include a set of accounts.

Please also note that not fulfilling the terms of the grant will invalidate any further applications.

Lastly we appreciate if you could get any 2024 application in before the deadline to make registration and evaluation easier.

To apply for a grant from the Pink Ribbon Foundation, please download our application form:
To read Frequently Asked Questions about grants, please download our FAQs:
To read Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Information, please download our document:

Who we’ve helped in the UK

We are delighted to have awarded grants to the following many and varied charities.

The money raised has come through the sale of the supporting organisations and many varied fund raising events put on by individuals, groups, schools and clubs. However, it is always worth remembering that it was originally given by everyday people just like you. Thanks to you all! Grants have been awarded to the following organisations. Many have received multiple grants:

  • Abreast
  • Action Against Cancer
  • Acheinu Cancer Support
  • Addenbrookes Cancer Charity
  • After Breast Cancer Support Group
  • African Health Policy Network
  • Against Breast Cancer
  • Alcohol Concern
  • AICR
  • Anurin Bevin University Health Board
  • Aquaterra Leisure
  • Axminster & Lyme Cancer Support
  • Ayrshire Cancer Support
  • Barts Cancer Centre of Excellence
  • Beth Johnson Foundation
  • Big Picture Charity Films
  • Blythe House Hospice
  • Bosom Buddies Bristol
  • Bosom Pals Milton Keynes
  • Bourne Water Dragons
  • Bournemouth Hospital Charity
  • Bracken Trust
  • Breast of Friends
  • Breastfriends Cardiff & Vale
  • Breast Cancer Survival Trust
  • Breast Cancer UK
  • Breast Friends Northamptonshire
  • Breast Mates
  • Brigitte Trust
  • Bristol Cancer Help Centre
  • Bristol Breast Care Centre Appeal
  • Charlies
  • Calderdale Disability Advice Team
  • Cambridge Cancer Health Centre
  • Cancer Active
  • Cancer Bacup
  • Cancer Campaign in Suffolk
  • Cancer Card
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Cancer Bridge
  • Cancer Campaign in Suffolk
  • Cancer Care N. Lancashire and S. Cumbria
  • Cancer Help Centre
  • Cancer Help Preston
  • Cancer Hair Care
  • Cancer Lifeline
  • Cancer Recovery Foundation
  • Cancer Research Campaign
  • Cancer Resource Centre
  • Cancer Support Centre – Sutton Coldfield
  • Cancer Support Scotland
  • Cancer Support UK
  • Cancer Support Yorkshire
  • Cancerkin / Maggies
  • Cancer Wise
  • Caring Hair
  • Cavendish Cancer Care
  • Charis Cancer Care
  • Chemogiftbags
  • CLAN
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
  • Cobalt
  • CoppaFeel
  • Community Healthcare
  • Coping with Breast Cancer
  • CPF
  • Cransley Hospice
  • Darkside Rising
  • Dorothy House Hospice
  • Douglas Macmillan Hospice
  • East Cheshire Hospice
  • East Kent Mammography Appeal
  • FACT
  • Farleigh Hospice
  • Firm Roots Cancer Support
  • Firvale Community Hub
  • Fishing For Life
  • Friends of Families
  • Frimley Charity
  • Future Challenges
  • Future Dreams House
  • Genesis
  • Gilda’s Club
  • Grok Cancer Charity
  • Hair Reborn
  • Harbour Cancer Support
  • Harmony Therapy Trust
  • Haven Blantyre
  • HeadWrappers
  • Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
  • Hello Beautiful
  • Hereditary Brest Cancer Helpline
  • Her Breast Friend
  • Herriot Hospice
  • Hope for Tomorrow
  • Hope Support Services
  • Hospice Care
  • Hoxton Health
  • HP-MOS
  • Hull and East Riding Breast Friends
  • Integrated Cancer Therapies
  • Imperial College Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare
  • Irish Cancer Foundation
  • Katharine House Hospice
  • Keeping Abreast
  • Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust
  • Kings College London
  • Kirkwood Hospice
  • Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer
  • Lady McAdden Breast Screening
  • Lagan Dragons Ltd
  • Leeds Hospitals Charity
  • Lewis Manning Hospice
  • Life Kitchen
  • Lilac Cancer Care
  • Lilac Cancer Support Limited
  • Little Lifts
  • Live Well With Cancer
  • Liverpool Women’s Charitable Trust
  • Lyndale Knowsley Cancer Support
  • Macclesfield Cancer Help Centre
  • Macmillan Cancer Relief
  • Maggies
  • Make 2nds Count
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • Marie Keating Foundation
  • Mid Essex Hospital Trust
  • Mid Kent Breast Cancer Research
  • Mulberry Centre
  • Mummy’s Star
  • Myton Hospice
  • MKC Charitable Trust (ROKO Cancer)
  • n-compass North West
  • National Heriditery BC Helpline
  • Neena Kind Cancer Support Drop In
  • New Hope global
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
  • Newmarket Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Nightingale Cancer Support Centre
  • Oddyssey Project
  • Paddlers for Life
  • Paul’s Cancer Support Centre
  • Pakistan Advice and Community Association
  • Penny Brohn Cancer Care
  • Pioneering Care Partnership
  • Pink Champagne BC Dragon Boat Team
  • Positive Action on Cancer Project
  • Pretty n’Pink
  • Prevent Breast Cancer
  • Primrose Centre
  • Primrose Hospice
  • Princess Alice Hospice
  • Prospect Hospice
  • RAFT
  • Rainbow Valley
  • Relate Cymru
  • Rennie Grove Hospice Care
  • Rhonda Breast Friends
  • Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund
  • Rochdale women’s Awareness Project
  • Romsey Cancer Support Centre
  • Ross County Foundation
  • Rotherham Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Royal Marsden
  • Saint Catherine’s
  • Saint Margaret’s Hospice
  • Sam’s Diamonds
  • Sandwell African Women Association
  • Sara Lee Trust
  • Scannappeal
  • Smart Citizens Charitable Foundation
  • Shine Cancer Support
  • Solihull Action Through Advocacy
  • Something To Look forward Too
  • South Bucks hospice
  • South East Cancer Help Centre
  • St Andrews Hospice
  • St Barnabas House
  • St Davids Hospice
  • St Francis Hospice
  • St Gemma’s Hospice
  • St Giles Hospice Care
  • St Helens Cancer Support Group
  • St Johns Hospice
  • St Kentigern Hospice
  • St Lukes Hospice
  • St Michaels Hospice
  • St Richards Hospice
  • South East Cancer Help Centre
  • South West Fishing For Life
  • Something To Look Forward Too
  • South Gwent Breast Cancer Support
  • Stable Lives
  • Star Throwers
  • Sunflowers Liverpool
  • Talking About Loss
  • Talk, Listen, Change
  • Team Verrico
  • Tenovus
  • Terrible Titties and Other Bitties
  • Thames Hospice
  • The Blue Ribbon Foundation
  • The Bracken Trust
  • The Brigitte Trust
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
  • The Care Centre
  • The Cancer Support Centre
  • The Christie
  • The Countess Charity
  • The Harbour
  • The Genesis Appeal
  • The Haven – Blantyre
  • The Haven Trust – London
  • The Haven Trust – Leeds
  • The Haven Trust – Wales
  • The Honeyrose Foundation
  • The Hummingbird Centre
  • The Leanne Pero Foundation
  • The Myton Hospices
  • The Neighbourhood Project CIC
  • The Olive Tree
  • The Open University
  • The Pink Place
  • The Primrose Centre
  • The Royal Marsden
  • The Sara Lee Trust
  • The UTS Foundation
  • Together Against Cancer
  • UHCW
  • University Hospitals Birmingham Charity
  • UK – IODDA
  • Victoria’s Promice
  • Voice (ICPV)
  • Wellbeing Trust
  • Wessex Cancer Trust
  • Weston Park Cancer Charity
  • WHY – Cancer Counselling
  • Wigs For Heroes
  • Willow Burn Hospice
  • Willow Foundation
  • Womens’ Health Information and Support Centre
  • World Cancer Research Fund
  • Yeleni Therapy and Support
  • Yeovil Hospital Trust
Or contact us by email/telephone and we will post the application form to you.

The application deadline to apply for 2020 grants has now closed; however we are happy to receive grant applications for the 2021 grant round. Grant applications must be hard copy and must reach the Pink Ribbon Foundation by Friday 28th May 2021. We hope to announce grant awards by mid-July. Please note that an application must include a set of accounts.

(Organisations applying for grants should function within the United Kingdom).

Should your organisation be awarded a grant, you will be asked to produce two grant impact reports over the period of the following year before submission of any new grant application.

Applications from general cancer charities must demonstrate that the grants requested will be applied to benefit those affected by breast cancer. Where applications relate to general services, details must be given of how many (and what proportion) of the total number benefiting from the charity’s work are affected by breast cancer.

International Grants

On behalf of international companies and organisations initiating global cause related marketing campaigns; the Pink Ribbon Foundation is able to distribute proportionally the money collected and repatriate it to its country of origin. To date we have repatriated thousands of pounds to the following countries and their breast cancer charities or appropriate organisations. These are the organisations we’ve helped outside of the UK.

  • Australia - National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • China - Cancer Institute and Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Denmark - The Danish Cancer Society
  • Finland - Rintasyöpäyhdistys - Europa Donna Finland ry
  • Germany - German Breast Group
  • Italy - Susan G Komen Italia
  • Japan - Japan Cancer Society
  • Netherlands - Pink Ribbon Foundation Netherlands
  • Poland - Prodiatera
  • Portugal - Laco
  • Russia - International Science and Technology Centre
  • S. Ireland - Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre
  • S. Ireland - Marie Keating Foundation and Irish Cancer Society
  • Singapore - Breast Cancer Foundation of Singapore
  • South Africa - Pink Drive and Wings of Hope
  • Spain - Asociacion Espanola Contra el Cancer
  • Switzerland - Pink Ribbon Schweiz
  • Thailand - The Queen Sirkit Centre for Breast Cancer
  • UAE - Breast Friends – UAE
  • USA - Susan Komen Foundation
What just a few of the organisations we help have to say…

We were so impressed with all that you are doing at the Pink Ribbon Foundation to raise funds to assist charities like the Centre.

South East Cancer Help Centre Ltd

Without the grant from the Pink Ribbon Foundation we would be unable to help so many visitors and we are very grateful for their support.

The Primrose Centre

Without the support of Foundations such as the Pink Ribbon Foundation, we simply could not afford to offer a free, highly skilled programme of care that has made such a difference to our visitors.

Breast Cancer Haven

Our ground-breaking work into prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has seen survival rates double over the last 40 years. This would not be possible without the help of supporters such as the Pink Ribbon Foundation.

Cancer Research UK

On behalf of nurses, patients and families we would like to thank the Pink Ribbon Foundation for their generosity in supporting our crucial services.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Without the generosity of supporters such as the Pink Ribbon Foundation, none of the women we have served would have had their treatment closer to home, or accessed the counselling, advice, social support or financial help needed.

Tenovus Cancer Care

The CANCERactive team think that the Pink Ribbon Foundation is brilliant and we would be lost without their support.


Our Pink Ribbon Foundation grant allows us to review all our health information and begin creating resources for groups with protected characteristics, thereby reaching as many people as possible from diverse audiences with our breast awareness message. It is our mission to educate, encourage and empower everyone, and with the support of Pink Ribbon Foundation we were able to continue our life-saving work. Thank you PRF!


The money granted to us by the Pink Ribbon Foundation is in good hands and being used to help the people of East Kent – we now have the symptomatic facilities in the UK. This will save lives!

East Kent Breast Cancer Mammography Appeal

We are thankful to the Pink Ribbon Foundation for kindly supporting our work so that we can provide practical and emotional support to women facing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer in Norfolk and Suffolk. This funding has been vital to us developing our NHS partnerships and littlelifts community so that many more women can be supported in the years to come.

Little Lifts

Feedback shows that counselling has had a major impact on the ability to cope with a cancer diagnosis, its impact on lives and relationships and on levels of confidence. Our grant from the Pink Ribbon Foundation has been able to cover direct costs for providing these counselling sessions to people affected by breast cancer. Thank you!

Positive Action on Cancer

Thank you to the Pink Ribbon Foundation for the grant awarded to Victoria’s Promise to help us continue our vital work. This grant enables us to continue to support and empower women by giving them the opportunity to take part in online webinars on valuable topics such as mindfulness, nutrition, sleep and weekly yoga classes, all of which make a real difference and help remove the feeling of isolation that facing a cancer diagnosis can bring.

Victoria's Promise