Program Area

Health & Disability

Funding Objectives

The Foundation prioritises funding for innovative programs that enhance the lives of people with disability or chronic illness and/or promote the health of the community. Applications for this program area are considered once a year by the Board of Governors.  


The Foundation will favourably consider proposals that aim to:

  • Enhance the lives of individuals with disability or chronic illness, particularly through innovative approaches to health service delivery
  • Promote research and development in public health and preventative medicine initiatives aimed at improving the health of the Australian community.


The Foundation will not normally support requests for funds for:

  • Salaries of health personnel, research assistants, small items of equipment or programs which are usually substantially funded by government or major public health organisations
  • Equipment and services which should properly be provided for in the usual operation of the hospital or health facility.

Please note: within our grant making to Indigenous projects the Foundation is concentrating on major programs with the potential to make a significant difference. Small, one off projects are not within the Foundation's current ambit.


Grant requests in Health & Disability are considered via a two-stage expression of interest process. For more information on the process please click here.


Please click the link below to access the online EOI form (note this is only available when applications are open).