Grant Opportunities

Australia: Steve Waugh Foundation Grant Program

Australia: Steve Waugh Foundation Grant Program


Deadline: 30-Sep-21

The Steve Waugh Foundation is seeking applications for its Grant Program to support those with the rarest diseases in Australia, especially those that are ineligible for support from other sources.

Criteria for Funding

The Steve Waugh Foundation (‘the Foundation’) will support children and young adults aged 0-25 years who have a rare disease with a prevalence of at least 2:100,000.
You must be an Australian Citizen or an Australian permanent resident of at least 5 years to gain assistance from the Foundation;
Have a recognised rare disease as identified on ORPHANET
Have an Australian Medicare Card
Have already made an application for Government funding assistance for the requested item, either State or Federal. e.g the NDIS
The rare disease has been formally and officially diagnosed by a Paediatrician and/or a Geneticist.
You have and can provide evidence of the diagnosis of the rare disease signed off by a Paediatrician or Geneticist.
You have and can provide medical, health and other documentation or support material required as part of this Application.
What the Foundation Will Fund?

The Foundation will consider funding:
Treatment
Equipment
Some, but not all, minor house renovations or items that improve the quality of life for the applicant and their family
In line with their philosophy to fund items that are ineligible to be funded from other sources, you must identify:
Other eligible sources of funding you have tried
If you have previously received support from other charitable organisations or
Received support from the Steve Waugh Foundation in the past
What will the Foundation not fund?

The Foundation is not currently able to provide financial assistance for, and is not limited to:

Purchase of new or used vehicles or their modification
Major house modifications
Rent, mortgage payments, household utility expenses, general living expense
Conferences, workshops, meetings
Travel – both local and international
Research and clinical trials
Eligibility Criteria

The Steve Waugh Foundation (‘the Foundation’) will support children and young adults aged 0-25 years who have a rare disease with a prevalence of at least2:100,000.
You must be an Australian Citizen or an Australian permanent resident of at least 5 years to gain assistance from the Foundation;
Have a recognised rare disease as identified on ORPHANET
Have an Australian Medicare Card
Have already made an application for Government funding assistance for the requested item, either State or Federal. e.g the NDIS
The rare disease has been formally and officially diagnosed by a Paediatrician and/or a Geneticist.
You have and can provide evidence of the diagnosis of the rare disease signed off by a Paediatrician or Geneticist.
You have and can provide medical, health and other documentation or support material required as part of this Application.
A Medical Specialist is any doctor, not a general practitioner (GP), who has qualified in a specialty after completing their studies, e.g. MBBS. Allied health professionals, i.e., social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, etc, are not Medical Specialists.
For more information, visit https://www.stevewaughfoundation.com.au/grants/grant-rounds-key-dates/

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