Funds raised for prostate cancer research and campaigning in the Hunter is sparking debate between residents and the Movember organisation, over the money potentially not being used for the Hunter.

About $750,000 raised by 3,811 residents, has not yet been given to either the Hunter Prostate Cancer Alliance or Hunter-based researchers.

The money was set to launch a campaign which promotes blood tests for prostate cancer.

However, the Movember organisation says funds are committed to awareness, education, research and programs on a national scale.

Movember says it’s funds are divided between the foundation, Beyond Blue and its own programs.