Applications open: Cervical Screening Grants 2020
Wellbeing SA is offering grants of up to $5,500 to general practices, NGOs and multicultural communities to encourage and increase participation of screening, primarily within the area of cervical screening.
Projects that include support for participation in bowel and breast screening, and that target under-screened communities are a priority.
Grants fall under three categories:
- Strategic Partnership Grants of up to $5,500 available to plan, implement and evaluate a cervical cancer prevention project
- Small Community Grants of up to $1,100 available to run small events or activities aimed at supporting women to access cervical screening services
- Clinic Extension Grants of up to $5,500 to enable cervical screening providers to extend clinic hours or support outreach clinics for overdue or never screened women
Grant applications are open until close of business, Friday 29 January 2021.
Regular cervical screening is an important part of women’s health and wellbeing, early detection and prevention.
These grants provide an opportunity to engage with women, including through their communities, to promote the benefits and importance of regular preventative health checks. The impact of COVID-19 may mean some women have delayed having their cervical screening test.
Applications are encouraged from groups with strong connections to multicultural communities, general practices who can offer extended or out of hours cervical screening clinics, and NGOs who work with vulnerable under-screened community members.
Please refer to the grant guidelines for further information and contact WellbeingSAcancerscreening@sa.gov.au with any questions or enquiries.
For general information related to cervical screening, visit SA Health cervical screening.
Community engagement in the COVID-19 environment
Community groups and NGOs are encouraged to consider the impact of any current COVID-19 requirements in relation to the number of people allowed to gather for educational groups and/or events, as well as physical distancing and density requirements. It is important to consider how your application will allow for promotion of cancer screening if large gatherings are not possible, and/or where distancing of 1.5 metres is unavailable due to smaller venue size. It may be useful to consider online delivery options, such as Zoom or Skype.
For regular updates about COVID-19 requirement within South Australia, please visit the South Australian Government COVID-19 website.