Helping people affected by cancer

Thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of our Dry July participants every year, the Dry July Foundation is able to fund projects and programs that improve the comfort and wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

Everything we fund is to benefit cancer patients and their families and carers. We aim to make a difficult time, a little easier for those affected by cancer.

Where the money goes

Dj17 Wellness Programs 500 W

Dj17 Comfort Items 500 W

Dj17 Transport Services 500 W

Dj17 Accommodation Projects 500 W


Dj17 Information Resources 500 W

Dj17 Refurbishments 500 W

Dj17 Hospital Furnishings 500 W

Dj17 Entertainment Items 500 W

Organisations we support

The Dry July Foundation is proud to support numerous cancer organisations across Australia. Some of the organisations who benefit from our fundraising include:

Cancer Council

Leukaemia Foundation

Look Good Feel Better

McGrath Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

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To see the full list of cancer support organisations we fund, please click here.

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Six cancer support organisations receive funding from the Dry July Grant Program

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

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...

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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...

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Victorian cancer support organisations benefit from the Dry July Foundation Grant Program

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

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.

In Victoria, we distributed $545,000 of grant funding to 13...

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Dry July Grant Program funds 7 additional projects in Western Australia

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

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...

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NSW recipients of the 2018 Dry July Foundation Grant Program announced

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

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...

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Cancer Council NSW Accommodation Refurbishments, Information Services and Survivorship Program

Funds from this years campaign plus a grant from the Dry July Foundation has provided further renovations and room upgrades at Lilier Lodge patient accommodation. Lilier Lodge opened in 2004 as a self-care facility comprising of 20 double rooms. Lilier Lodge offers comfortable self-catered home-style bed and breakfast accommodation in a supportive environment for patients undergoing treatment at the Riverina Cancer Care Centre and their carers.

Bookings can be made by calling the Lilier Lodge manager on (02) 6925 5240 during office hours, or via email [email protected]

The facility is located at 317 Edward St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650.

Further details available hereand here.

In addition, funds will ensure the continuation of...

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6 months funding of the 13 11 20 helpline in Western Australia thanks to Dry July

Dry July campaign funds and a grant from the Dry July Foundation will ensure continuous service of the Cancer Council Support Line in WA for 6 months in 2019. Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 support line is a free, confidential information and support service run by Cancer Councils in each state and territory. Anyone can contact 13 11 20; cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families, carers and friends, social workers, healthcare professionals and the general public. The service is run by teams of specially trained oncology nurses who are available to answer questions about cancer and offer emotional or practical support. In the last financial year, 13 11 20 answered more than 46,000 calls nationally and was pivotal in connecting...

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Therapeutic Harp Program + more at Canberra Hospital

Funding from the Dry July campaign and a grant from the Dry July Foundation ACT has ensured the continuation of the beloved therapeutic harp program at Canberra Hospital. Harp therapy has been shown to help cancer patients cope with the side effects of their treatment, and can provide a sense of calm to patients who may feel distressed and anxious in a busy hospital environment. The program at The Canberra Hospital is delivered by a certified harp therapist and has been funded by Dry July since 2012. Additional funds have provided a water and ice station so patients do not have to leave their treatment area; waiting area refurbishments, a 12 month magazine and newspaper subscription and floral displays to brighten up the reception areas....

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Transport to Treatment vehicle purchase for Gold Coast Hospital

Throughout the cancer journey, patients experience a variety of challenges. From the mental and emotional turmoil of being diagnosed with a life threatening disease, to being physically affected by the various methods of treatment. The reality of cancer treatment is harsh, with many physical side effects impacting the patient’s ability to function as they usually would. The task of getting to and from the hospital, before and after radiation or chemotherapy treatment, can be daunting and extremely challenging for many patients. The Cancer Bus Service provides these patients with a reliable transport service that sees them returned home safely after their treatment. This years campaign funds and a grant from the Dry July Foundation will...

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