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, we bring together researchers, staff, patients, donors, sponsors and partners, providing $750,000 in funding every year 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.