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Family Grants

A Pseudomyxoma Survivor Family Grant is a one-off payment of up to £250 awarded to those affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) or appendix cancer, be they a patient or a family member.

Grants can be used for a wide range of practical needs, such as help with bills or towards a short break

As we have a limited amount of funding available each year, grants will be awarded on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Awards are limited to one grant for each family within a twelve-month period, at the discretion of the Financial Assistance Committee.

How do I apply for a Family Grant?

You will need to apply for a Family Grant by completing the Application for Financial Assistance form and returning it to Pseudomyxoma Survivor.

We will notify you as to whether your application has been approved or we may ask you to provide us with further information to allow us to make an assessment; if successful, payment will be made within ten working days. For more information, please contact [email protected].


Image of 2018 Application form for a family grant for those affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei or appendix cancer

Updated March 2018

I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) in May 2022 which was very scary as did not know anything about this. I have now had surgery CRS+HIPEC in December 2022 and now recovering. Had a lot of support from the medical team at Basingstoke,family, friends also a lot of support and information from Psuedomyxoma Survivor. They also helped financially with a grant towards costs/expenses which I was very grateful for and appreciated. I had never heard of this rare cancer and came across this support group and they provided information etc which helped me understand it more.


PMP patient

I was diagnosed with with stage 4 appendiceal goblet ring cell adenocarcinoma in 2021. Needless to say it turned our life upside down. When you are diagnosed with a rare cancer, you realise that finding information is quite some work on its own. I am so grateful I came across Pseudomyxoma Survivor, not only is the group one of the best information sources for PMP patients, but the community and the charity feels like family.
Due to my ongoing chemotherapy I am unfit for work which meant a significant pay cut to our finances. We are a young couple with a little 2.5 years old toddler and we were really longing for a short break to to get a break from the hardship of fighting this beast.
Thanks to the Trustees, we were given a family assistance grant which we spent towards a little get away. Words can not describe the love and gratitude we feel towards the charity! Not to mention, that we got the grant on my 40th birthday, which made the day even more memorable.
Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing!



I was diagnosed with high grade appendix cancer in 2021, and underwent cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in Basingstoke. I joined the Pseudomyxoma Survivor group on Facebook and have found the information and support through this group so useful. Because of my uncertain prognosis, I am keen to make lots of memories with my children, but now have limited income due to my inability to work as many hours as I used to. I applied for a grant, and was amazed to receive some money to help me to make some special memories with the kids. I can’t thank them enough. This organisation is also fantastic as they put money towards groundbreaking research which aims to find a cure for PMP, so I will support this organisation in any way I can in order to pay back the support they have given to me.


Appendix Cancer patient

I was first diagnosed Sept 2020, I was told about this amazing charity by someone I had met on my journey with the same cancer.
Being out of work and not having an income during cancer treatment is an added stress that shouldn’t be there. I reached out to Pseudomyxoma Survivor and they were so supportive and really helped me out when I needed it most.
My cancer has now returned and again there available to support me. Forever grateful x



We make small grants to individuals to meet a particular need, or in response to a crisis or disaster.  For example, grants for bedding, clothing or essential domestic appliances, or for energy or water bills, or repairs. 

We don’t wish to pry into peoples’ lives unnecessarily, or make it more difficult for them to apply.  However, sadly, there are many fraudsters out there and their techniques can be very effective.  Equally, some individuals may not understand their own needs (e.g., medically) and supporting them in a taking an inappropriate course of action may potentially be detrimental to their wellbeing.

Therefore, we may require you to submit your application through an organisation that has relevant expertise and is familiar with your circumstances, and/or provide supporting information to support your application.  For example, we may ask for:

  • Details of why an item or service is needed, the cost and why you cannot afford it. For example, by providing details of your monthly income and expenditure.
  • An invoice, bank statement or similar and/or;
  • Specific recommendations from a trustworthy 3rd party, such as a debt counsellor, doctor or school, as appropriate.   

We may make payments directly to suppliers on your behalf.  For grant payments directly to individuals, we may ask you to provide receipts. 

Written by: A Brook
Reviewed by: S Oliver
Updated: February 13th 2023
Review by: end of January 2024