Supporting world-class research

Discover how our local seed-funding approach translates into life-changing, life-saving medical breakthroughs that transform frontline patient care and outcomes the world over.

About our Foundation

Here at Charlies Foundation for Research, we’re at the heart of a diverse community dedicated to advancing medical research at Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park hospitals.

As the primary fundraising body for medical research at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals, we bring together researchers, staff, patients, donors, sponsors and partners, providing $1 million in funding in 2022/2023 to support pioneering, world-class research projects here in Perth.

Seed funding that grows

The research we support is called translational or patient-centred research, which means we fund projects and clinical trials with the most potential to improve care and outcomes for patients.

What’s more, we make a point of supporting new research and young researchers, enabling highly promising projects – projects that might otherwise struggle to find funding – to gather the preliminary data and momentum they need to secure significant grants from peak bodies.

Getting better, together

Our ‘seed funding’ strategy and vision has spawned remarkable advances in medical care that have made a huge difference for patients, both locally and globally.

And we couldn’t do it without the help of our local community of donors and supporters.

To find out about our donor promise, click here.

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