The Appeal looks to support charitable organisations with a focus on children's or cancer-related activities, services or operations. 

All grant applications are reviewed and awarded by the Appeal's Trustees.

Applications for funding (up to a maximum of £10,000 per annum per organisation) will be considered for capital and revenue costs for both specific projects and for general running/core costs.


Grants Awarded

The Appeal has supported scores of charities and schemes over the years.

In April 2017, it awarded just over £56,000 to support 12 chariites supporting children or cancer patients.The charities which received grants carry out valuable work in the regions where the Jane Tomlinson Appeal fundraises.

  • April 2017 grants were awarded to:

Brainstrust, Cancer Help (Preston), Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, Hull Children's University, Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, The Lymphoma Association, Noah's Ark Counselling Service, Shine, The Sick Children's Trust, SNAPS, Star Bereavement Wakefield and WHISH.

The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK charity funding medical research specifically into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults, where it can frequently strike in dangerous and complex forms.  The Trust also funds measures to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients, both during and in the aftermath of their illnesses. 

Trust Manager Pam Thornes said "A big thank you to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal for their amazing support for our latest project to support teen and young adult cancer patients through their illness.  The funds will be used to provide resources for practical support with studies and enabling on-going communication with friends and family or used to fund special treats at the end of treatment for patients to look forward to, or to create special memories for families. The funding will be used  throughout the Yorkshire region and will help make an incredible difference to so many young lives throughout the region."

Led by chief executive Jonathan Pearce, the Lymphoma Association's staff team works hard to make sure that everyone affected by  lymphoma in the UK has the best possible information, support, treatment and care.

Jonathan said "We are extremely grateful to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal for providing us with this grant, which will enable us to implement the Life your Live project and change the lives of people living with, and beyond, lymphoma in the North of England and the Midlands.

"As a systemic cancer that affects the lymphatic system the experiences of people with lymphoma can be different from those with more common cancers. As such, a more tailored wellbeing programme is required. By providing essential information and learning on lymphoma and how to live with it, the programme will empower patients to improve their quality of life and adjust to a new norm."


  • Among the many other organisations and charities to receive grants from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal are:

17th South West Leeds Scouts; 1st Briercliffe St James Scout Group; 352 Burnley Squadron ATC; Ann Maguire - Leeds community foundation; Bone Cancer Research Trust; Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice; Brain Tumour Research & Support; Breast Cancer Haven; British Red Cross; Burnley Division Guides Burnley Methodist Circuit;  Burnley Tornados AFC; Candlelighters;  Christchurch Armley Community Project; Clic Sargent;  Cliviger Village Hall;  Coco; CRUK; Daisy Appeal; Derian House; Dove House Hospice; Downright Special;  East Lancashire Hospice; East Lancashire People; First Echoes Foundation; Elliot's Footprint; Emmaus; Epilepsy Action; First York Boccia;  Forget Me Not Children's Hospice; Friends of Boys walk and Chester Avenue; Gordon Birtwistle Prostate Cancer Scanner Appeal; Greenbrook Methodist Church; Her Breast Friends; Hull Children's University; Hull Churches Home From Hospital; Kidz in Kampz; League of Voluntary Workers for the Burnley Hospital; Leeds Children's Charity, Leeds Hospital Charity; Leeds Mencap; Leeds Rugby Foundation; Leeds West Academy; Leeming Road Playground; Leonard Cheshire Disability; Macmillan; Manorlands Marie Curie;   Martin House; Meanwood Valley Farm; Mothers Union Leeds and Ripon Diocese; Myasthenia Gravis Association; National Parks Authority;  NHS Leeds Community Fund; NSPCC; Overgate;  PACE;  Parkinson's UK; Pendle Dogs in Need; Pendleside Hospice; Peter Pan Nursery; Positive Lifestyle Centre; Pyramid of Arts; Rainbow Pre-School; Rainbows Hospice; Riding for the Disabled-Dyneley Group; RNLI; Rosehill Baptist Church; Rossendale and Pendle mountain rescue; Rossendale Hospice; Roundabout Ltd; Sheffield Hospital Charity;  Shine;  Smile Foundation; Snappy; Snaps; Sparks; St Cuthbert's PCC; St Gemma's Hospice; St George's Crypt; St Leonards Hospice; St Luke's Hospice; St Mary's Hospice; St Michaels Hospice;  Sue Ryder; Wheatfields Hospice; Sunshine House; Swarcliffe Good Neighbours Scheme; The Catholic Fellowship; The Children's Hospital Charity; The Christie; The Macular Support Group: The Market Place; The Prices Trust; Westhorpe Playgroup; When you Wish upon a star; York Against Cancer;  York Blind and Partially Sighted;  York Teaching Hospital Charity;  Yorkshire Cancer Centre;  Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Anna's Hope; Barnsley Hospice; Bradford Deaf Community Association; Bury FC Foundation; Dyneley Riding for the Disabled Group; Independent Domestic Abuse Services; One In a Million; Paces Sheffield; Pendleside Hospice; Prince of Wales Hospice; St Andrew's Hospice; St Michael's Hospice; mental health charity YoungMinds and Weston Park Cancer Charity.