Your donation

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund works to prevent and combat childhood cancers. We also work to achieve better care and to improve quality of life for children with cancer and their families. We work actively to achieve our vision of eradicating childhood cancer. This is how we use your donation.

The majority of the funds we raise are used to finance research. This is a long-term and absolutely vital contribution to preventing, and eventually eradicating, childhood cancers. At the same time, we work actively to provide advice and support measures for children with cancer and their families, as well as to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the community about these diseases.

For this reason, we always carefully assess our initiatives to ensure the greatest benefit from the funds we raise.

Where your money goes

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*Our key figures according to Swedish Fundraising Control differ from those above. This is because our calculation model includes interest income and similar income items from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund’s long-term security holdings.

Research and training

  • Funding of world-class research, both limited projects and long-term research positions.
  • Co-funding of the HOPE clinic for early clinical pharmaceutical trials.
  • Training for nurses, nurse’s aides and doctors.


  • We regularly publish information in order to raise awareness and increase knowledge about childhood cancer.
  • Information drives increase knowledge and the sense of urgency among the public regarding the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund’s issues.

Advice and support

  • More initiatives for survivors of childhood cancer through the Maxa Livet project.
  • Continued support to the families of children with cancer through consulting nurses and sibling support coordinators.

Fundraising work

  • The Childhood Cancer Gala raises awareness and generates new Child Supporters

Three missions help to eradicate childhood cancer

To achieve our vision of eradicating childhood cancer, we need to provide more resources to research. It is also important that those suffering from childhood cancer – both the children and their families – get the advice and support they need and are entitled to. Our third mission, information, is crucial for the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund to continue to fund research and provide vital advice and support. The information mission raises awareness and increases knowledge about childhood cancer and why your donation is important.

Research and training

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund is the single largest financier of research into childhood cancer in Sweden. We also support the development of new treatment methods and professional training in paediatric oncology. The Fund granted a total of SEK 235 million in 2017 to causes such as:

  • Training 60 paediatric nurses and nurses’ aides in paediatric oncology nursing. The participants greatly appreciated the new training course.
  • Funding calls for research proposals. SEK 120 million was granted in the autumn call for proposals, a record sum.
  • Co-funding of the Haematological Oncological Clinical Trials Unit (HOPE) for early clinical pharmaceutical trials. Thanks in part to funding from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund, a unit for early clinical trials was able to start up in Stockholm.
  • Increased recruiting to paediatric oncology, as well as recruiting of a number of registrars in paediatric oncology to allow a greater number of clinical research projects.

Advice and support

We plan, arrange, and further develop important advice and support measures to children with cancer and their families. This contributes to providing children and their families an opportunity for rehabilitation and much-needed recreation. Initiatives in this area, amounting to about SEK 40 million in 2017, included:

  • Launching the AV1 robot, which helps children with long-term illnesses to keep up with their school instruction.
  • Expanding the “Right to school support for pupils with cancer” information pack with a document for school health services and guidance counsellors and a film for head teachers aiming to provide knowledge about the difficulties that children with cancer can have during and after their illness.
  • The Maxa Livet project, which aims to improve quality of life for survivors of childhood cancer.
  • A national initiative at S:t Lukas – the hotline that was previously regional is now available nationally.
  • Continuous operations, such as consulting nurses, sibling support coordinators and youth camps.


We work actively to produce and distribute important information and to influence public opinion regarding the issue of cancers in children and teens, which includes initiatives to raise awareness and increase knowledge. The budget for the information mission, about SEK 52 million in 2017, was spent on measures such as:

  • Providing information on social media, on our website and in our publications.
  • Spotlighting current research in childhood cancer and the new generation of treatments in the 2017 Childhood Cancer Report.
  • The Childhood Cancer Gala – the Swedish Humour Prize, a major event aiming to spread information about childhood cancer.
  • The minister campaign – survivors of childhood cancer wrote letters to the head of the Ministry for Health and Social Affairs, Annika Strandhäll, about the lack of beds at Swedish hospitals.
  • Information material on radiotherapy for children with cancer in the form of the video “One of a Kind – a Guide to Radiotherapy”, with Swedish subtitles, and the picture book “Vova”, which is mainly intended for small children.

Research is the mission that receives the largest proportion of the funds we raise. In this mission, research grants are allocated based on the cancers that affect the largest number of children, and for which we can contribute to the greatest progress in reducing the number of children who develop cancer. The illustration below shows the allocation of research grants in 2017 per type of cancer.

Allocation of research grants

Utav de forskningsanslag som fördelas till forskningsprojekt satsas det mest på leukemiforskning. Totalt 29 procent av forskningsanslagen gick under 2016 till forskningsprojekt inom leukemi.


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The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund is reviewed by Swedish Fundraising Control, which makes sure that organisations with approved donations accounts spend at least 75% of their revenues on mission-related initiatives.

Donor Service: +46 20 90 20 90
Secretariat: +46 8 584 209 00
Street address: Hälsingegatan 49, Stockholm
Corporate registration number: 802010-6566
Plusgiro: 90 20 90-0
Swish: 90 20 900
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