Koori community grants

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cancer Screening Project Grants are now closed.

PapScreen Victoria, BreastScreen Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria have collaborated to offer incentives to improve cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening rates within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Managed by PapScreen Victoria, this unique opportunity provides funding for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations or related services to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable culturally appropriate approaches to cancer screening within their local communities. Applicants are encouraged to partner with other local services and deliver preventative health programs where appropriate.


  • Non-recurrent grants of up to $6000 (inc GST).
  • Successful applicants must plan, implement and evaluate a sustainable model for cancer screening in their catchment area.
  • The programs must demonstrate good project design, planning and implementation processes
  • Evidence of partnerships with other local community agencies is recommended.
  • A financial or in kind commitment to the project is looked upon favourably.

Who can apply?

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services or related services.

Please read the guidelines before applying.

Application form 

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