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October 2019

Macmillan Learning and Development Grants

Macmillan recognises the importance of supporting the learning and development of both Macmillan professionals and the wider cancer workforce with the aim of improving the lives of people living with cancer.

The provision of L&D grants is one of the ways they promote access to learning, in addition to the provision of courses, e-learning and coaching.  The grants programme has been designed to enable you to access programmes that Macmillan does not provide directly that will enhance your professional,  service and career development.

Please note that grants may not be used for learning which is a mandatory, legal or core requirement of your role. It is your employer’s responsibility to provide this.  For example, clinical supervision cannot be provided through a Macmillan L&D Grant.

All grants are funded solely by charitable donations. Please ensure your application represents effective and efficient use of these funds.

If you are unsure whether the learning you wish to apply for is mandatory or a core requirement, please speak to your local Macmillan Learning and Development team before you apply.  Details are available on the website.

Macmillan provides two grants for professionals with the aim of improving the lives of people living with cancer.

Individual Grants
To enable Macmillan professionals to access learning opportunities to support professional development in their role and their career progression. This grant can be used to pay for conferences and courses.

Group Grants
To provide bespoke learning for a group or team of cancer care professionals. Only the applicant needs to be a Macmillan professional. The grant can be used to cover the costs of facilitators and accommodation/catering for the programme. This grant cannot be used by a team to attend conferences and courses provided externally.


Application Form: Online process available on the website along with full guidelines.

Deadline:   The deadline for receipt of completed applications is midnight on 15th of each month. Applications submitted after this point will be assessed in the following month’s round.

Contact:   Macmillan Cancer Support, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ


Telephone: 020 7840 7841.