Assistance for the Disabled
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Supporting Organisations Who Directly Assist Individuals With a Physical Disability

Applications for this funding is by invitation only.  Each year a small number of organisations are invited to apply for a grant of up to $100,000 for the purchase of equipment which directly benefits their clients who have a diagnosis of a physical disability.  The three organisations that were successful in receiving funding for the 2017/2018 distribution were the Motor Neurone Disease Clinic at Macquarie University Hospital, Technical Aid for the Disabled and Multiple Sclerosis (NSW). 

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust has provided $162,000 over the past six years to Assistance Dogs Australia for the end stage training of Service Dogs.  This has been a long-standing partnership for the Trust as both organisations are focussed on providing practical assistance to individuals who are wheelchair dependent. 

In 2015 the Trust provided funding to The Save Sight Institute for the establishment of The Patient Care Co-ordination Program.  This service is a single reference point for those who have been diagnosed with, or are affected by, vision impairment.   The Trust has provided close to $350,000 toward this Program since its introduction.