We’re thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2018 Dry July Foundation Grant Program in the Northern Territory.
The money for the Grant Program was raised by Dry July 2018 participants, who elected to fundraise for the Dry July Foundation as part of their alcohol-free month.
In October, the Dry July Foundation invited cancer support organisations to apply for a grant. Each grant application was capped at $50,000, however organisations could apply for more than one grant.
Nationally, we received an incredible 171 grant applications from 65 organisations across Australia, totalling over $6.4m. With $4.1m available from this year’s Dry July, we were able to award funding to 138 projects.
Since 2008, the Dry July Foundation has funded more than 1,200 projects for 80 cancer support organisations across Australia.
Congratulations to this year’s Northern Territory Grant Program recipient:
Cancer Council NT
• Comfort and educational items at Alice Springs Hospital chemotherapy unit, such as iPads for patient use, a commissioned piece of indigenous artwork, coffee machine and digital thermometers
• Information Resource Booklets for patients to ensure they are getting appropriate and relevant information about their diagnosis and treatment
• ‘Tree of Life’ Wellness workshops, using art, music and storytelling to enable cancer patients to draw strength in difficult times
• Wig program extension: purchase a range of new wigs, to provide to patients experiencing hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment
• Counselling room upgrades to create a calm, welcoming and relaxed environment for patient interaction