Grants.

The Foundation on the frontline

The funding process

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official and largest funder of the Perth Children’s Hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) after Government. Our total support in the past 25 years has totalled over $92 million, with a further $21 million committed over the next five years.

The Foundation fuels the fight on the frontline to help children get well and stay well. The challenges we see every day directly influences the solutions we fund. In the 2020/2021 Financial Year, the Foundation had another record year in the organisation’s history, funding $8.99 million in grants.

Through our Grants Program, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation enable the Hospital and wider Child and Adolescent Health Services (CAHS) clinicians and researchers to help transform the healthcare of children in WA and across the world.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we provide CAHS employees access to funding in five key areas;

GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

$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. Advanced 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 that are making a significant difference to the ability of kids to cope with the rigours of medical procedures and recover quicker.

Current Grant Rounds

Perth Children's Hospital Foundation Annual Grants FY22

The challenges seen every day on the frontline directly influences the solutions we fund in order to have a tangible impact where it counts most. We look forward to receiving funding applications for transformational projects that will help children get well and stay well. Please note:

Types of grants that can be applied for include:

  • ground-breaking research
  • advanced equipment and technology
  • innovative education and training programs
  • world-class expertise
  • positive patient experiences.

Applications for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Annual Grants FY22 must:

  • be submitted by Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and Child & Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) employees;
  • reflect transformative change in paediatric health;
  • address critical areas of unmet need;
  • and promote the control or prevention of disease in children.

For further details, please refer to the Grant Application Process below.

Grants Sub-Committee (GSC) Meeting Dates for 2022

We are proudly on track for another record-breaking year of grant funding, on the frontline. This year has seen the highest levels of demand for many years, with many competitive and impactful grant applications being approved for funding by the Foundation. We are still accepting and processing grant applications, however, have decided to pause new fund processing for the time being. We look forward to funding your applications when we recommence in the new financial year.

The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) Grants Sub-Committee (GSC) meets six times a year to review and approve, defer or decline grant applications. The GSC consists of members of the PCHF Board and PCHF staff. Where it will assist the GSC in its consideration of funding requests, the GSC may request the applicant to present at the meeting where the grant application is to be considered. Please see the PCHF Grant Application Process available here for guidance on application processing timeframes.

Note: Following submission of your application to PCHF, it may take several weeks for your application to be reviewed by the Grants team and for all clarifications to be resolved. The Foundation therefore recommends submitting applications at least five weeks prior to a GSC meeting to enable adequate time for application review and discussion with you. Please contact the Grants team for any questions regarding your application and submission timings.

Tuesday 15 February 

Wednesday 6 April

Wednesday 8 June

Wednesday 10 August

Wednesday 12 October

Wednesday 7 December

Grant Application Process

To apply for funding from the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, please follow the below application process. We encourage all prospective applicants to contact the Foundation’s Grants team to discuss their project prior to completing an application to review project eligibility and enable the Grants team to provide any relevant support or guidance with the application. The Grants team can be contacted via grants@pchf.org.au or 6456 5550.

  1. Before starting a grant application, please review the PCHF Grant Application Guidelines and PCHF Grant Application Process to ensure the project you are seeking funds for meet all relevant eligibility requirements. Both documents are downloadable from the CAHS Intranet here.
  2. To commence an application for funding from PCHF, please visit the PCHF grant application portal powered by SmartyGrants, by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ link below.
  3. Prior to submitting the application, please download the Application Endorsement Form, fill out the form and obtain signatures by the relevant CAHS authorities.
    Note: All applications need to be approved by the relevant Head of Department/Service Manager, Divisional Director/Co-director, Executive Director and the CAHS Chief Executive if the funding requested is over $150,000.
  4. You can then upload your Application Endorsement Form into your SmartyGrants submission using the file upload at the bottom of the online application form and click ‘submit.’
  5. Upon submission of your application, you will receive a confirmation email from SmartyGrants that your application has been received by the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and confirming next steps for the processing of your application.

Note: Following submission of your application to PCHF, it may take several weeks for your application to be reviewed by the Grants team and for all clarifications to be resolved. The Foundation therefore recommends submitting applications at least five weeks prior to a GSC meeting to enable adequate time for application review and discussion with you. Please contact the Grants team for any questions regarding your application and submission timings.

Apply online - PCHF Annual Grants FY22

By selecting ‘Apply Now’ you acknowledge you have read the PCHF funding guidelines and that you will be leaving the PCHF website and will be redirected to the PCHF application platform SmartyGrants. Please note, we recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge as the preferred browser to commence your application.

Contact our team

Emma Hall

Grants Lead
emma.hall@pchf.org.au
(08) 6456 8155

Karin Walford

Grants Officer
karin.walford@pchf.org.au
(08) 6456 5551

Jamie Parkin

Grants Manager
jamie.parkin@pchf.org.au
(08) 6456 5566

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