Grants.

The Foundation on the frontline

The funding process

Please note, our application process has changed for FY21.
The CAHS Executive will review and short-list all new grant applications prior to submission to the Foundation. The CAHS Executive require new grant applications to have a Letter of Endorsement from the CAHS Chief Executive before it can be considered by the Foundation. CAHS shortlisted applications will then be processed by the Foundation in accordance with the PCH Foundation Grant Application Process – downloadable from the CAHS intranet. All applicants are required to discuss their proposed project with the CAHS Executive directly prior to starting an application, by contacting Joanne Mizen, A/Director – Office of the Chief Executive on 6456 4038 or joanne.mizen@health.wa.gov.au.

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 wider Child and Adolescent Health Services (CAHS). 

In the 2019/2020 Financial Year, we gave more than $8.7 million in grants, a new record for the Foundation. We 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 wider 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 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. 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 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 FY21

Please note, our application process has changed for FY21. The CAHS Executive will review and short-list all new grant applications prior to submission to the Foundation. The CAHS Executive require new grant applications to have a Letter of Endorsement from the CAHS Chief Executive before it can be considered by the Foundation. CAHS shortlisted applications will then be processed by the Foundation in accordance with the PCH Foundation Grant Application Process – downloadable from the CAHS intranet. All applicants are required to discuss their proposed project with the CAHS Executive directly prior to starting an application, by contacting Joanne Mizen, A/Director – Office of the Chief Executive on 6456 4038 or joanne.mizen@health.wa.gov.au.

Applications for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Annual Grants FY21 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.

Types of grants that can be applied for include:

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

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

Grants Sub-Committee (GSC) Meeting Dates for 2021

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.

Tuesday 2 February – closed

Wednesday 24 March – closed

Wednesday 26 May

Wednesday 28 July

Wednesday 29 September

Tuesday 9 November

Grant Application Process

All applicants are required to discuss their proposed project with the A/Director CAHS Office of Chief Executive prior to starting a PCHF grant application to facilitate CAHS approval. The A/Director, CAHS Office of Chief Executive can be contacted on 6456 4038 or joanne.mizen@health.wa.gov.au.

The CAHS Executive will review and shortlist all new grant applications prior to submission to the PCHF Grants Sub-Committee to provide explicit endorsement of applications to be considered. All new grant applications require a Letter of Endorsement from CAHS Chief Executive before it can be considered by the Foundation. CAHS staff who are intending on submitting a research grant must do so according to the CAHS internal research review process here.

Please ensure you have received CAHS Executive endorsement for your project prior to following the below application process:

  1. Before starting a grant application, applicants should be familiar with 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. Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation uses an online grant application service powered by SmartyGrants. Applications through SmartyGrants can be edited, saved and reviewed prior to submitting a final version. You can also print your applications as a PDF.
  3. To commence an application via SmartyGrants, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link below.
  4. Download a ‘Preview’ of your completed application in SmartyGrants as a PDF, taking note of your application number and obtain authorisation by the relevant CAHS authorities via signatures on the completed application form.
  5. 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 $250,000.
  6. Once you have received CAHS Executive approval, upload your signed application and CAHS Letter of Endorsement back into your SmartyGrants submission using the file upload at the bottom of the online application form and click ‘submit.’

Apply online - PCHF Annual Grants FY21

By selecting ‘Apply Now’ you agree to the PCHF funding guidelines and acknowledge that you will be leaving the PCHF website and will be redirected to the PCHF application platform SmartyGrants.

Contact Us

For any queries regarding Perth Children’s Hospital 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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