Contribute to cancer research

You can help beat cancer helping to directly fund ground-breaking cancer research. By purchasing cancer research “units” you will be able to choose the research project you would like support.

Research funding units start from $2500, and you can select from a wide range of world-class research projects.

By investing in Cancer Council Western Australia's Research Grant Program, you are directly funding pioneering work being done by cancer researchers right here in Western Australia.

When supporting the Cancer Council WA Research Program you will receive:

  •  Recognition of your funding in a family, estate, deceased loved one, company or  individual name in our annual Cancer Council WA Research Program booklet
  •  A certificate recognising your support of Cancer Council WA Research Program
  •  An invitation to the annual Research Awards Lunch where the research funding, recipients and supporters are announced
  •  Acknowledgement in the Cancer Council WA Annual Review
  •  A tax deductible receipt for each contribution

Every major advancement in cancer detection, prevention, and treatment has been built on research efforts. Research helps us to discover ways to treat cancer more effectively, diagnose cancer earlier, and improve quality of life for people affected by cancer.

Our Research Grant Program is funded entirely by the community. Thanks to the support of people like you, we are one of the largest funders of independent cancer research in WA. With your help, we can continue to increase this funding.

Your investment will support the invaluable work of our researchers - as they strive to reduce the incidence and impact cancer has on our community and give hope to those affected by cancer now and in the future.

More information

Download the Cancer Council Western Australia Research Grant Program table for specific benefits to individual areas of support.

For more information on funding research units, email us at or call 1300 65 65 85 and speak to our Donor Relations and Estates Manager or Corporate Relations Manager.

In 2013 we introduced the Cancer Council WA Research Excellence Awards, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Western Australia's best and brightest cancer researchers. View the recipients of these awards and learn more abouth them.

Find out more about our work

There are many ways that you can get involved in the fight against cancer and support Cancer Council WA.  Read more about how to support.