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Rehabilitation groups, lung disease researchers and occupational therapy teams are just some of the organisations and professionals who have received philanthropic funding from Slater and Gordon Lawyers.

Now in its third year, the Health Projects and Research Fund has allocated grants to 12 not-for-profit groups, health organisations and research bodies across the country to improve the lives of people who face challenges to their health and wellbeing.

Applications are now open for the 2016 round, and organisations are encouraged to apply for up to $25,000 in funding. Small grants of up to $3,000 are also available to support education initiatives of medical and allied health professionals.

Slater and Gordon Chief Executive Officer, Hayden Stephens said the fund was established to improve the care and treatment of people with asbestos-related diseases, occupation-caused cancer or significant disabilities from a catastrophic injury.

“Disability, illness and injury shapes the lives of the people and families we represent and we endeavour to make a positive impact on their quality of life,” he said.

“The Health Projects and Research Fund is an important way in which we can give back to people and communities in need, and ensure their best possible support and treatment.

“Since 1935, we’ve built a strong reputation for social advocacy, and this funding commitment of $2 million by the year 2020 demonstrates our continued commitment to the wellbeing of everyday Australians.”

The Slater and Gordon Health Projects and Research Fund – spanning Australia and the United Kingdom – will seed innovative projects that have the potential to make a difference to people’s lives.

Applications are assessed by an advisory committee of members with extensive expertise in medicine, health, rehabilitation and support.

To register for your copy of the Application Guidelines call (03) 8644 8466, email researchfund@slatergordon.com.au or visit www.slatergordon.com.au/researchfund. Applications close on August 26, 2016.