State and territory Cancer Councils, which comprise the member bodies of Cancer Council Australia, are the major non-government sponsors of cancer research and related activities in Australia.
Cancer Councils fund and conduct research that is based on scientific merit and competitive, peer-reviewed assessment to ensure the most judicious use of community fundraising, donations, bequests and merchandise sales.
In 2017, research grants through Cancer Councils totalled almost $60 million. Cancer Councils directly funded just under $41 million, with a further $19 million contributed by our research funding partners.
Please note: for research grants spanning more than one year, only funds to be disbursed in 2017 have been included.