Some of the charities who we’ve helped

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UK Grants

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

Many of these have received multiple grants.

The Foundation is only able to continue to assist these charities and award grants with the support of the many individuals, groups, schools, universities, clubs and businesses who fundraise on our behalf.

Our thanks go to you all.

Who can apply for a grant?

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

If you are not already on our register when you send your grant application, you will automatically be added to our register. Please see the grants section further down this page for an application form and other relevant information.

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.
  • A set of your most current accounts must accompany any grant application.
  • All organisations awarded a grant must send a letter of grant award recognition to the Foundation as soon as they are in receipt of the grant.

Who we’ve helped in the UK.

 We are delighted to have awarded grants to the following many and various 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
  • 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
  • Bournemouth Hospital Charity
  • Bracken Trust
  • Breast of Friends
  • Breastfriends Cardiff & Vale
  • Breast Cancer UK
  • 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 Research UK
  • Cancer Bridge
  • Cancer Campaign in Suffolk
  • 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
  • CLAN
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
  • Cobalt
  • CoppaFeel
  • Community Healthcare
  • Coping with Breast Cancer
  • CPF
  • Cransley Hospice
  • 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
  • Genesis
  • Gilda’s Club
  • Harbour Cancer Support
  • Harmony Therapy Trust
  • Haven Blantyre
  • Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
  • Hereditary Brest Cancer Helpline
  • Her Breast Friend
  • Herriot Hospice
  • Hope for Tomorrow
  • Hope Support Services
  • HP-MOS
  • Hull and East Riding Breast Friends
  • Integrated Cancer Therapies
  • Imperial College Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare
  • Irish Cancer Foundation
  • Keeping Abreast
  • Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust
  • Kings College London
  • Kirkwood Hospice
  • Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer
  • Lady McAdden Breast Screening
  • Lewis Manning Hospice
  • Lilac Cancer Care
  • Little Lifts
  • Live Well With Cancer
  • 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
  • Neena Kind Cancer Support Drop In
  • 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
  • Princess Alice Hospice
  • Prospect Hospice
  • RAFT
  • Rainbow Valley
  • Relate Cymru
  • Rhonda Breast Friends
  • Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund
  • Rochdale women’s Awareness Project
  • Ross County Foundation
  • Rotherham Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Royal Marsden
  • Sam’s Diamonds
  • Sara Lee Trust
  • Scannappeal
  • Smart Citizens Charitable Foundation
  • Shine Cancer Support
  • South Bucks hospice
  • Solihull Action Through Advocacy
  • Something To Look forward Too
  • 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
  • Star Throwers
  • Sunflowers Liverpool
  • Team Verrico
  • Tenovus
  • 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 Neighbourhood Project CIC
  • The Open University
  • The Pink Place
  • The Primrose Centre
  • The Royal Marsden
  • The Sara Lee Trust
  • The UTS Foundation
  • UHCW
  • 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

Grants, the selection process and applying

We are happy to receive grant applications for the 2021 grant round. The date for final receipt of your grant applications is now Friday the 28th of May 2021. You will hear if you have been awarded a grant by the end of July 2021 at the latest.

If you need to contact us to discuss your application it is best to ring me on either 01689 858877 or 0788 1818123 and if I am not available, please leave your number and I will ring you back.

Jonathan Prince

Chair of the Trustees

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 2017 grant period and with finances getting tighter and requests for assistance growing, the Foundation has decided to focus in the main on organisations with limited financial resources to deliver their services.

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:


Or contact us by email/telephone and we will post the application form to you.

The application deadline to apply for 2019 grants has now closed; however we are happy to receive grant applications for the 2020 grant round. Grant applications must be hard copy and must reach the Pink Ribbon Foundation by Friday 29th of May 2020. 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.

Click on the map icons to find out which organisations we’ve helped outside of the UK.

What just a few of the organisations we help have to say…


“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 – thank you for this wonderful grant , we are very grateful for their support.”

Tenovus Cancer Care

“I came to be with the people who supported me when I was in a very bad state. The AC group saved my life – I couldn’t speak to my family and friends because they wouldn’t understand.”

BME Support Group Member

“The Pink Ribbon Foundation has been an invaluable supporter of Penny Brohn UK and the work that we do since 2003, specifically supporting women with breast cancer.

In July 2015, the Foundation generously supported us with a grant towards the work we do throughout our National Living Well programme, helping us to provide places on these life-changing courses for women with breast cancer. 25 places on our Living Well Courses were fully funded by the grant we received from the Pink Ribbon Foundation.”

Penny Brohn UK – Living well with Cancer

“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

“Telephone interviews with patients who have finished the study have given very positive feedback regarding the study and the high level of care given by the team, especially the acupuncturists who have been very generously funded by the Pink Ribbon Foundation.”

The Christie Charitable Fund

“In July 2015 the Pink Ribbon Foundation agreed a grant towards our Breast Cancer Unit Appeal. We are delighted to report that the Appeal target of £400,000 has now been reached.

The new unit will be additional to current services. It will provide additional capacity, enabling 10,000 more women per annum to be screened. We estimate that up to 100 lives could potentially be saved each year through improved diagnosis and quicker treatments, as a key component of this project is to make local women ‘breast aware’ and encourage them to attend routine screenings.”

UHCW Charity

“I would once again like to thank the Trustees of the Pink Ribbon Foundation for supporting the Macmillan Grants Programme for breast cancer patients across the UK. One of the often unexpected consequences of a cancer diagnosis and its treatments is the associated costs which can have a devastating impact on a household. The financial hardship comes at a time when people should be focusing on treatment and recovery, but instead can be left feeling stressed and anxious and meeting payments.

We gave grants to breast cancer patients so they could buy new, well-fitting clothing including bras. Cancer treatments can cause significant changes to the body. People can dramatically lose weight and quickly gain weight depending on the type of treatment, and change of body shape can be more acute for breast cancer patients, particularly following mastectomy or breast reconstruction. Well-fitting clothes and bras can help people regain lost confidence.”


Please send us an e-mail, write or telephone to:

Jonathan Prince, Trustee. The Pink Ribbon Foundation.
Crofton House, 5 Morley Close, Orpington, Kent BR6 8JR

(t) 01689 858877 (e)