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The Slater and Gordon Health Projects and Research Fund is a philanthropic grants initiative focussed on improving care and treatment for people with asbestos related illnesses, occupation caused cancers or with significant disability caused by a catastrophic injury.

All grant applications are considered by an Advisory Committee and are subject to final approval by the Australian Communities Foundation as Trustee for the Fund.

Slater and Gordon Health projects and research fund

2018 round of funding

Our committees are now looking over the applications. Successful candidates will be advised soon.

2018 Key dates

Applications for the 2018 round of funding are now closed.

Our committees are now looking over the applications. Successful candidates will be advised soon.

The 2017 grant recipients were:

  • Monash University, Victoria

    The Monash University Health Literacy unit received $23,344 to explore and describe health literacy profiles in Spinal cord injury patients.

  • University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth

    The UWA received $19,564 to assist the study of the impact of voluntary exercise on the treatment of mesothelioma, including reduction in tumour growth, improvement of treatment tolerance, and enhancement of treatment effects.

  • Cancer Council, WA

    The Cancer Council received $25,000 to allow the creation of easily-accessible educational videos on occupational-caused cancers and risks in the workplace.

  • Northern Sydney Local Health District, NSW

    The $24,953 grant will assist in the study of comparing the use of low and high enemas in bowel care for spinal cord injury patients to determine which is more effective in improving quality of life.


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