Power of Giving helps double grant funding

14 Feb 2024

Submissions are opening soon for the first of two RBWH Foundation grant rounds for 2024, signalling a doubling of project funding across Herston Health Precinct.  

RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske said the increase in funding was made possible only through the generosity of the Foundation’s community of donors. 

“We are grateful to the philanthropic individuals, families and organisations who partner with us through their connection with causes that truly make a difference,” said Ms Garske. 

Patient-focused initiatives and research project submissions are being encouraged that deliver exceptional outcomes or improve the patient experience and care.  

“Given the quality of previous applications, the RBWH Foundation is expecting innovative and impactful projects across a range of medical specialties,” said Ms Garske.  

Interested staff are invited to attend grant information sessions from 20 February to 27 February. Register here to attend in person or via Teams. 

Grant Round 2 opens on 1 March and is open to all staff at: 

  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)  
  • Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) 
  • Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI) 
  • Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HeIDI) 
  • Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI)  
  • Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute (CBCI). 

New applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be assessed by a panel with representation from RBWH, STARS, First Nations (Indigenous Health Liaison) and Consumers.  

More information, including a sample application form, Guide to Applicants, and scoring criteria, is available at our Grants Hub.

Previous grants funded include: 

  • Improving outcomes for people requiring upper limb neurorehabilitation using a new technology approach  
  • Enhancing the Patient Experience and Assisting Complex Decision-Making in Haemodialysis through Digital Platforms 
  • Co-designing the future of adolescent and young adult kidney care 
  • From documents to digital: Co-designing nutrition videos to improve patient care 
  • Welcoming beds for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies 

    Summaries of these projects are available online here. 

    Many RBWH Foundation-funded patient care initiatives and research projects have the potential to transform patient outcomes and/or the patient experience at hospitals around Australia.