Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Slater and Gordon is encouraging Australian non-for-profit, rehabilitation and allied health organisations as well as research bodies to apply for the firm’s 2018 Health Projects and Research Fund grants.
The grants, which range between $2,000 and $25,000, focus on innovative and community – however other applications will also be considered.
They focus on projects and initiatives aimed at the prevention or the support of education initiatives and information sharing among medical and other health professionals with the aim of improving health care and support.
The grants also cover the Vojakovic Fellowship Program – named in honour of Robert and Rose Marie Vojakovic. These grants focus on applications that further the education and professional development of individual health professionals.
Last year, Slater and Gordon awarded grants to Cancer Council WA, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Monash University and the University of Western Australia.
Ongoing education grants were also awarded to individuals at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Slater and Gordon CEO John Somerville said the firm was passionate about and focused on contributing to important health research that aimed to benefit as many Australians suffering from illness as possible.
Mr Somerville said the firm felt privileged to be able to play a real role in the improvement of life for people suffering from a disease or condition while supporting some of Australia’s leading medical practitioners and researchers.
“Slater and Gordon has always worked for social and economic justice in the community,” Mr Somerville said. “We are committed to preventing illness and injury from occurring while advocating for the best possible care and treatment for those affected.
“These grants reflect our commitment to working with health professionals, health, rehabilitation and research organisations and the community to improve the lives of others.
“And so we encourage all relevant organisations to apply to the program, which has already helped so many.”
The merits of applications are reviewed by an external advisory committee, which includes members with extensive health and research expertise.