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Application guidelines for Health Projects and Research Fund grants

Eligible projects

Annually, the Fund will consider applications from not-for-profit health, rehabilitation and allied health organisations, and research bodies in Australia and the United Kingdom. Projects involving partnerships with other philanthropic organisations will be welcomed.

Funding for research and practical projects that have a benefit for sufferers of asbestos related diseases, occupation caused cancers or significant disability will be given highest priority. Projects eligible to be considered may also be aimed at prevention or support education initiatives and information sharing amongst medical and other health professionals with the aim of improving care and support.

The Fund will also consider grants throughout the year for furthering the education of individual health professionals.

Organisations that apply should:

  • share the Fund’s goal of improving the quality of life, treatment and support for people with asbestos related diseases, occupation caused cancers, or significant disability.
  • have income tax charity status and tax deductible Gift Recipient status endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office, or be a registered charity recognised by the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom.
  • have operational experience of at least 24 months, a track record of project delivery and sound governance practices. Exceptional cases, such as a new organisation with a project proposal of high merit may be considered after discussion with the grant applicant.
  • operate on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the community.

Individual applicants

Small grants including the Vojakovic Fellowship program will be available to support the continuing education of health professionals seeking to enhance their expertise. Applicants should demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation in caring for and treating patients in areas prioritised by the Fund. 

Funding amounts

The minimum sum for a grant will be $2,000 (AUD) and the maximum grant will generally be $25,000 (AUD). Larger grants will be considered for projects that exhibit particular merit. Typically larger grants would involve projects that may result in relatively higher ongoing benefits for the community, in particular people who are terminally ill or significantly disabled as a result of a catastrophic injury.

The assessment and application process

An Advisory Committee supported by a Secretariat will consider and recommend priorities and individual projects for funding.

The Committee includes members from Australia and the United Kingdom with extensive expertise in health and research relevant to the goals of the Fund.

A Slater and Gordon representative is available to brief potential applicants on grant application processes and fund priorities. Queries can also be answered by sending questions to researchfund@slatergordon.com.au.

Governance

The Fund will be held independently in Australia by the Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) and by the London Community Foundation (LCF) in the United Kingdom as Trustees. Donations will be accepted and will be tax deductible. More information about the ACF can be found by visiting www.communityfoundation.org.au.

More information about the LCF can be found by visiting www.londoncf.org.uk

Contact details

If you would like more information, an application or wish to be included on our mailing list, please contact:

Slater and Gordon Health Projects and Research Fund Secretariat
12/485 Latrobe Street
MELBOURNE Vic 3000
researchfund@slatergordon.com.au
+61 3 8644 8466