September 2017 Update
Approvals and Declines
We want to support you to submit the best grant application you can, so you have the greatest chance to have your learning and development supported by Macmillan. We currently decline 26% of applications, and we need your help in reducing the number of declines. The main reasons we decline applications are:
L&D Grants Policy
Macmillan recognises the importance of supporting the learning and development of both Macmillan professionals and the wider cancer workforce with the aim of improving the lives of people affected by cancer.
The provision of L&D grants is one of the ways we promote access to learning, in addition to the provision of courses, e-learning and coaching. The grants programme has been designed to enable you to access programmes that Macmillan does not provide directly that will enhance your professional, service and career development.
Please note that grants may not be used for learning which is a mandatory, legal or core requirement of your role. It is your employer’s responsibility to provide this. For example, clinical supervision cannot be provided through a L&D grant.
All grants are funded solely by charitable donations. Please ensure your application represents effective and efficient use of these funds.
If you are unsure whether the learning you wish to apply for is mandatory or a core requirement, please speak to your local Macmillan Learning and Development team before you apply.
Macmillan provides two grants for professionals with the aim of improving the lives of people affected by cancer.
To enable Macmillan professionals to access learning opportunities to support professional development in their role and their career progression. This grant can be used to pay for conferences and courses.
To provide bespoke learning for a group or team of cancer care professionals. Only the applicant needs to be a Macmillan professional. The grant can be used to cover the costs of facilitators and accommodation/catering for the programme. This grant cannot be used by a team to attend conferences and courses provided externally.
This policy outlines the criteria and application process for each grant, and provides all the information you need to complete your application.
We strongly recommend that you contact your regional Learning and Development team for advice before submitting your application form.
We provide 2 types of support for your application
For help with the completion of your application and to discuss whether the learning you are seeking to access meets the criteria (isn’t mandatory or your employer’s responsibility)
For help with the application process, e.g. if you encounter any technical issues when completing the online form