Roche Australia is proud to invite applications for the 125-Year Anniversary Health Charity Grants.

On our 125-Year Anniversary, we see every reason to celebrate. Because life is about celebration – whether creating new memories that resonate for years or pausing to reflect on the small precious moments of our past.This year, we celebrate our history, our culture and the enduring purpose that guides Roche’s next 125 years toward a sustainable, healthy future.This year, we celebrate life.

 

About the Health Charity Grants

As part of Roche’s 125-Year Anniversary 'Celebrate Life' campaign to commemorate the company’s history and lasting legacy, Roche Australia is pleased to launch the 125-Year Anniversary Health Charity Grants – an initiative designed to help improve the health outcomes of Australians.

 

Grant Values

Two separate grants totalling $125,000 AUD will be awarded respectively to two health consumer organisations (HCOs) or non-government organisations (NGOs), whose applications are deemed by the independent panel of judges to have the greatest merit, and meet the established evaluation criteria. 

 

The following grants will be awarded:

● 1 x $75,000 Grant for the winning applicant; and

● 1 x $50,000 Grant for the runner-up applicant.

 

Test

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for the Roche 125-Year Anniversary Health Charity Grants must:

  • Be an HCO or NGO that is registered as a charity under Australian law;
  • Work in one (or more) of the following disease areas: Oncology, Haematology, Diabetes, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases or Women’s Health;
  • Have a primary purpose or mission that relates to improving the health outcomes of Australians; and
  • Have an annual turnover whereby the value of the 125-Year Anniversary Grant provided will not exceed 25 per cent of that turnover.

 

Independent Panel of Judges

Grant submissions will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges from the healthcare sector, bringing a range of perspectives to the decision-making process to select the two successful applications.

 

The judging panel is:

  1. Deidre Mackechnie Executive Director, Australian Patient Advocacy Alliance;
  2. Professor Sanchia Aranda AM Professor of Health Services Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre;
  3. Glenys Beauchamp PSM Former Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health;
  4. Marcus Godinho Executive Director, FareShare;
  5. Professor Lyn Griffiths Director, Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health, QUT & Director, Bridge Program and BridgeTech Program.

 

Evaluation criteria

All Grant submissions will be assessed by the independent panel of judges against the evaluation criteria below.

  1. Demonstrates an innovative and pioneering spirit – the project being proposed may be a pilot, but cannot be a continuation of an existing initiative.
  2. Number of people likely to benefit from the project.
  3. Magnitude of benefit expected & ability to measure and demonstrate that benefit.
  4. Alignment to the following themes:
    • Inform patients of their rights to access their healthcare information and be involved in their own healthcare decisions;
    • Increase participation in healthcare decision-making processes;
    • Contribute to improving the quality of life of patients and their carers;
    • Promote health gains for Australians;
    • Elevate the health literacy of Australians; or
    • Increase equity of access to healthcare for Australians.
  5. The project must be linked to one of the following disease areas: Oncology, Haematology, Diabetes,Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases or Women’s Health.
  6. The project must adhere to the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct (MA Code, Edition 19) and not provide any direct or indirect commercial benefit to Roche; nor encourage, directly or indirectly, the use of any Roche product or service, nor any prescription medicine.

 

Requirements for Grant Applications

All applications for the Roche 125-Year Anniversary Health Charity Grants should be accompanied by the below documentation.

  1. Magnitude of benefit expected & ability to measure and demonstrate that benefit.
    • Name;
    • Address;
    • ABN/ACN;
    • Primary point of contact; and
    • Contact details.
  2. Project proposal – containing the following elements:
    • Project Title;
    • Abstract;
    • Rationale;
    • Objective;
    • Detailed description of the activities to be developed, including intended beneficiaries and number of Australians likely to benefit;
    • Materials and methods to be used;
    • Allocation of technical and human resources;
    • Execution schedule; and
    • Budget and evaluation outline.
  3. Applications should not exceed 2 x A4 pages in length, plus a cover letter.
  4. All Applications to the Roche 125-Year Anniversary Health Charity Grants must be submitted via email by the due date, to: [email protected].

 

Key Timings

Monday 11 July        Grant applications open

Friday 29 July           All grant submissions must be received by 11.59 PM AEST

September 2022       Recipients of Roche 125-Year Anniversary Health Charity Grants announced

Further information

Please consult the available materials and resources below for further information on the Roche 125-Year Anniversary Health Charity Grants.

 

For any questions about the Health Charity Grants, please email: [email protected].