Orange Hearts Bursary Program
$500 available for kids affected by cervical cancer.
The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) understands how much of a financial impact having a family member diagnosed with cervical cancer can have. We are aiming to tackle this issue in a small, but important way with the kind support of Hyundai Help for Kids.
With the first round of our Orange Hearts Bursaries in 2021, we were able to help children all over Australia to continue participating in their sporting, social and academic commitments. With their bursaries, recipients were able to continue activities including horse riding, swimming lessons, basketball and soccer. The ACCF team have been inspired and motivated by these children and their stories. One of our first recipients was Sebastian (8) whose mum Amanda was diagnosed with stage 2B cervical cancer in 2017. Amanda is now cancer free, but her battle was tough: “Seb was affected the most by my cancer diagnosis and although he didn’t fully understand what was going on, he often saw me upset and in pain”. Sebastian was awarded a bursary to allow him to continue his soccer training and he was thrilled to be able to play a sport he loves and keep in contact with his mates: “Seb has been hanging out to do soccer and this just helped so much. His face when I said he can play, was absolutely priceless”. Families like Sebastian and Amanda’s are why ACCF introduced the Orange Hearts Program in 2021, and are the reason why we are continuing the program in 2022.
ACCF’s Orange Hearts Bursary Program provide $500 bursaries to children, no older than 18, from families impacted by a diagnosis of cervical cancer. The Orange Hearts Bursaries will provide wonderful opportunities for these children to help ease some of the financial pressure that comes along with supporting a family member battling this terrible disease. Funds will be used to cover the costs of resources such as schoolbooks and stationery, and hobbies such as sports, music lessons, drama classes and other social groups. These activities can give children joy, escape and hope while also a sense of stability and focus during what can be a stressful time.
Applications for Round 1 2022 have closed.
If your family or a family you know would be interested and benefit from our bursaries, we would love you to apply when the next round opens. More information can be found in the Orange Hearts guidelines.
Any queries or questions regarding the Orange Hearts Bursary Program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 727 630.
Orange Hearts Application Online Form