New grant round open!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our second public grant round focusing on discovery. The Discovery Fund is a grant program designed to support organisations seeking to find answers, answers that will provide the information and evidence needed to address significant health issues. Discovery Fund grants are here to support the brave, those asking questions and entering into the unknown. We know how South Australia compares on many different health indicators, but often we don’t know why or how to change this. These grants aim to assist in getting the evidence and…

Data is key to improving Aboriginal health outcomes

There are countless reports, strategies, programs and policies aimed at ‘closing the gap’ for Aboriginal people across South Australia, with most focusing on a state-wide level of reporting and monitoring. And yet, it is known that some Aboriginal communities have better health and social outcomes than other Aboriginal communities.  The ‘why’ some communities fare better than others is often unknown. Involving Aboriginal communities in making decisions about their health and well-being is essential to achieve better outcomes for this population. As communities, service providers and policy makers attempt to advance…

Funding priorities for 2018

The end of 2017 saw the Fay Fuller Foundation sit back and reflect on the funding granted to date, and with the passing of our Founder, our future priorities for impact.  We have been asked many times whether our priorities will change, when the next Discovery Grant Round will be and when we may accept unsolicited proposals. As a part of the process of understanding where the Fay Fuller Foundation can have the greatest impact in South Australia, a pivotal piece of research to understand health priorities has been commissioned….

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: 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…