CCLG is delighted to announce that, through our partnership with the Little Princess Trust, grants worth just over half a million pounds have been awarded to support eight research studies into childhood cancers.
The Little Princess Trust is a charity that provides real hair wigs to children and young people. Since their inception in 2006 the charity has helped nearly 4,000 children and will continue to provide support for as long as the need is there.
The Little Princess Trust has received a tremendous amount of support over the last 10 years which has enabled them to further develop their work and they are now investing in research into childhood cancers.
The research that the Trust aims to fund aligns perfectly with our published research strategy. Through our partnership, CCLG manages the Trust’s research funding programme, using our established expertise in supporting research. Together we aim to fund world-class research that will ultimately improve the outlook for children affected by cancer.
Following our first call for research proposals, and after rigorous review by our Research Advisory Group, the Little Princess Trust committed to funding eight research studies, with a combined value of just over half a million pounds.
The selected projects include studies in brain tumours, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, neuroblastoma and acute lymphomblastic leukaemia.
Read more about the research projects funded by the Little Princess Trust
Following the success of this grant round, we will shortly be launching further research funding opportunities in partnership with the Little Princess Trust.
CCLG is pleased to be able to support other (often smaller or family-run) charities to meet their research aims and fund research into childhood cancer.
Partnerships can vary, but CCLG can support charities to fund research by:
- Using our national and international networks to promote a call for funding applications
- Using our Special Interest Groups and other networks to identify important research to be funded
- Using our medical and scientific expertise to review applications for research funding, to ensure that money is spent where it is most needed and will have the most impact
- Managing funding agreements, including making grants, collecting reports from researchers during the grant and liaising with the funding charity
This is a free service to support charities fund world-class research, and further CCLG's aim to support research into children's cancers.
Find out more about how we support other charities to fund research into childhood cancers