Funding opportunities 2020

Funding opportunities for 2020 are now closed.  Grants will be announced in March 2020.

We fund cancer research, support and prevention projects that support our broader aims as an organisation. We welcome applications from cancer research organisations and support programs across Australia.

Read our Guidelines

Research, Support and Prevention Project Selection Process

Tour de Cure conducts an annual ‘Research, Support and Prevention Project Tender’ where beneficiaries submit project funding requests to our Board.

We ensure all applications abide by our Trust Deed and our RSP Grant Committee harnesses the expertise of the Translational Research Institute's Senior Medical Panel to assess applications for our Established Research Grants, and of the Foundation for Surgery panel to assess applications for the Tour de Cure Cancer Research Scholarship.

While we would like to fund all proposed projects we respect that we are not able to. Hence the Tour de Cure Board, guided by our project assessment parameters, values and reviews, select Tour de Cure’s Research, Support and Prevention projects targeted for funding for that year.

Annually, Tour de Cure’s Board confirm our Research, Support and Prevention Projects we aim to donate funding to. We are aware of the beneficiaries' project funding requests and work diligently to effectively and fairly distribute our available funds. This does mean in some instances that the project cannot be funded 100% by Tour de Cure. All beneficiaries are aware of this. In 2018 we will be notifying successful projects by Christmas.

In the event Tour de Cure has had a very successful year and our nominated projects receive our targeted donations the Tour de Cure Board select additional projects to fund.

Tour de Cure’s local projects are selected by Tour de Cure’s management and are endorsed by Tour de Cure’s Board.

Tour de Cure captures all details of annual projects funded on our website.

Tour de Cure produces an annual Charity Audit which also details, on top of required fundraising and organisation financials, our funded project and beneficiaries whom receive/are to receive funding.

Please contact Tour de Cure at or call 02 8073 4000 if you have any questions regarding our Research, Support and Prevention Projects, our Charity’s Audit or the Tour de Cure Board.

Application process

Our RSP committee oversees the peer review of applications for TDC funding to ensure that we deliver on our mission to cure cancer. We give priority to the projects that will make the biggest impact.

We need donors to fund our researchers

See what we funded in 2017