New grant partnership: SAHMRI

The Fay Fuller Foundation is excited to announce our newest grant partnership with Dr Odette Gibson and her team at the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Funding of $844,000 has been committed for the South Australian Aboriginal Health Landscape project.  The Landscape project will report on the health, social and economic conditions that affect the health of populations to better understand the needs of Aboriginal peoples in South Australia.  It will also provide an evidence base for policy development, service planning and…

New grant partnership: University of South Australia

In February 2017 the Fay Fuller Foundation were thrilled to enter into a new partnership with Dr Gabrielle Todd at the University of South Australia to continue her research on the long-term effects of methamphetamine use. The use of methamphetamine in South Australia has doubled in the past four years and research has revealed a concerning similarity between the brains of young methamphetamine users and older people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The Foundation’s investment of over $230,000 will allow Dr Todd and her team to not only…

New grant partnership: Cure4CF Foundation

The Fay Fuller Foundation is delighted to announce our new partnership with Cure4CF Foundation to progress world-leading research into a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The two-year $670,000 project will establish and use the first Australian CF rat colony to test the effectiveness of corrective gene therapy on CF lung health.  It will also use a revolutionary x-ray imaging technology, which can map airflow during breathing, to accurately measure changes in lung health. The work is underway at the Allan Scott CF Research Laboratory at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital…

Announcing our newest partnership

More than 1 in 5 people live with a disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is handing over control to consumers to choose the services that best suit their needs. This is a massive step in the right direction for people living with a disability as it allows them to not only focus on their everyday living needs, but also their aspirations and the services that will allow them to lead fulfilling lives. While control is handed back to the consumer, service providers are presented with a new…

Disaster relief: Grant making that lasts longer than the media attention

Over the last five days South Australia has watched in horror as the latest bushfires devastated more than 85,000ha of farming land at Pinery and surrounds north of Adelaide.  Two people lost their lives, many more were injured and a reported 87 homes and buildings were destroyed. And as the fires were brought under control, attention then turned to the inaugural pink ball international cricket Test at Adelaide Oval.  When it comes to media this seems to be the way of the world and something that does not surprise, although…