The Foundation on the frontline

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Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is the only dedicated fundraising body for Perth Children’s Hospital, with all net income raised by the Foundation made available to the Hospital and broader Child and Adolescent Health Services. 

In the 2018/2019 Financial Year, we gave more than $8.7 million in grantsWe work closely with the Hospital to fund projects, initiatives and activities to create better outcomes for WA’s sick kids.

Through our Grants Program, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation enable the Hospital and wide Child and Adolescent Health Services (CAHS) clinicians and researchers to help transform the healthcare of sick children in WA, so they can live their happiest and healthiest lives. 

Thanks to our generous supporters, we provide access to CAHS employees to access funding in five key areas;


$180,000 Ultrasound System for Neurosurgery
Funded by be giving voting night to the neurology team at Perth Children's Hospital, the Foundation have funded the BK 5000 Neuronavigation Ultrasound Machine.
$65,499 for Drug Pharmakokinetics
Funded by be giving voting night to the Anaesthesia team at Perth Children's Hospital, the Foundation have funded High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Machine.

1. Ground-breaking research

The Foundation funds ground-breaking research that is discovering better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent childhood diseases.

2. World-class expertise

Through Foundation funding we were able to attract world-class Researchers and Clinicians who are the best in their fields to work at PCH.

3. Innovative education and training programs

We enable staff to attend training programs, study new practices and learn from international professors through seminars and conferences so they remain top of their game.

4. Innovative equipment and technology

Through our funding we’re ensuring PCH staff have access to the most technologically advanced medical equipment available so they can provide the best possible care to children.

5. Positive patient experiences

The Foundation supports programs such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Play Therapy in Fun on Four that are making a significant difference to the ability of kids to cope with the rigours of medical procedures and recover quicker.

Grant Rounds

At Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, we offer three types of Grant Rounds throughout each Financial Year.

1. Rolling Grant Rounds

With six grant subcommittee meetings annually, applicants are encouraged to apply at any time for our Rolling Grants Round.

Applications for this grant program must:
• Reflect transformative change in paediatric health;
• Address critical areas of unmet need; and promote the control or prevention of disease in children.

2. PCH Child Health Research (CHR)

We offer two rounds annually for applicants to submit applications for PCH Child Health Research Grants
This grant program annually awards up to: 
Eight research project grants;
 Two research implementation and extended funding grants;
 Ten research seeding grants;
• Three medical student elective and 
 PhD scholarships.

All awards are based on scientific merit.

3. Education and Training

We offer two rounds annually for applicants to submit applications for Education and Training Grants.

Per round, we award up to five grants to the value of $10,000 each. This grant program can award: PhD top ups; education and training; fellowships and more. All awards are judged on: degree of focus on the promotion of disease prevention in children; impact of Education and Training on future clinical practice; benefit to CAHS and importance to child adolescent health.

Grant Application Process

1. Download a copy of the PCH Foundation Grant Application for Funding Form from the CAHS Intranet here.

2. All grants submitted to PCH Foundation needs to be approved by the relevant Head of Department and PCH Executive Director prior to submission to the Foundation’s Grant Sub Committee (GSC).

3. Submit your completed application via email to the Executive Assistant, Office of Operations at officeofoperations@health.wa.gov.au

Note: There are separate application forms and specified funding rounds for Research Grants and Education & Training Grants – these are detailed in the PCH Foundation Grant Application Guidelines on the CAHS Intranet as detailed above.

Grants Sub-Committee (GSC) Meeting Dates for 2020

For any urgent Grant Application inquiries please contact the Grants Manager at grants@pchf.org.au.

Contact Us

For any queries regarding PCH Foundation grant guidelines and eligibility or questions in the PCH Foundation Grant Application for Funding Form, please contact us on (08) 6456 5566 during business hours or email grants@pchf.org.au

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