Funding of up to £300,000 is available for up to three years for projects which have a “direct and measurable” benefit to quality of life of adults with a brain tumour.
The new quality of life project grants scheme has been introduced to help address the issues highlighted in the charity’s recent report, ‘Losing myself: the realities of life with a brain tumour’, which outlines what life is like for adults living with this disease.
The report highlights the key issues which impact on the quality of life of those affected – such as fatigue, pain control, emotional wellbeing and social isolation.
The charity is now looking to fund projects which help increase knowledge around how to reduce the burden of these issues.
Projects can focus on any part of the patient pathway from diagnosis to remission and survivorship, or end of life care, and applications could include (but are not limited to):
- symptom management
- treatment side effects
- cognitive impairments
- emotional and mental health
- survivorship issues
- communication and social isolation
Projects which focus on paediatrics or carers’ issues are also encouraged, but applicants must be able to show how those affected have been involved in developing and prioritising the research questions proposed.