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Steve Waugh Foundation Grant Program – Australia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 6, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2021
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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.

The Foundation is NOT currently able to provide financial assistance for:
> 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.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Children and young adults aged 0-25 years who have a rare disease with a prevalence of at least 2:100,000;
2. Australian Citizen or Australian permanent resident of at least 5 years;
3. Have a recognised rare disease as identified on ORPHANET (;
4. Have an Australian Medicare Card;
5. Have already made an application for Government funding assistance for the requested item, either State or Federal. e.g the NDIS;
6. The rare disease has been formally and officially diagnosed by a Paediatrician and/or a Geneticist;
7. Can provide evidence of the diagnosis of the rare disease signed off by a Paediatrician or Geneticist;
8. Can provide medical, health and other documentation or support material required as part of this Application.

The Foundation will consider funding:
a) Treatment;
b) Equipment;
c) Some, but not all, minor house renovations or items that improve the quality of life for the applicant and their family.

In line with our 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;
• Received support from the Steve Waugh Foundation in the past.

If you are eligible and have successfully submitted all documentation required, your application will be reviewed by our Medical Health Advisory Committee and the Grants Committee.

The Foundation will call for applications for funding assistance on the following dates in 2021:
Round 1: 1 - 31 March 2021;
Round 2: 1 - 30 June 2021;
Round 3: 1 - 30 September 2021.

Applications submitted outside these dates can be carried forward for review in the following Grant Round.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 06
Jun 06

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thanks, Ana.