South Australian cancer support organisations benefit from Dry July Foundation Grant Program

We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2018 Dry July Foundation Grant Program in South Australia.

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 South Australian Grant Program recipients:

Cancer Council SA

• Flinders Lodge room upgrades including new carpet and curtains in each room, new queen and single beds for guests, along with a new recliner and air conditioning to make guests’ stay more comfortable

• Metropolitan Cancer Council nurse outreach program, to engage face to face with people undergoing cancer treatment and their families where required, and refer them to the most appropriate Cancer Council SA support service

• Regional Nurse Program to ensure regional South Australians are aware of the services offered not only by Cancer Council, but also by the Government and other cancer related charities

The Mary Potter Foundation

• RESTORE Cancer Wellness Program at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and Calvary Central Districts Hospital’s cancer centre. The program offers complementary therapy during treatment and educational workshops for people newly diagnosed with cancer.

For the full list of grant recipients, please visit 

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Dry July Foundation Supporting SA

$359,838.29 raised