SCI Family Support Grant

Make a difference to the families of those living with SCI

A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) often happens suddenly and can bring significant change within a family, it can be life changing for both the individual and their family. Acute hospital care and rehabilitation focuses on the individual living with the Spinal Cord Injury which can sometimes leave the family feeling isolated and confused, as well as emotionally stressed.

The Sargood Foundation works to provide all of those who are affected by Spinal Cord Injury with opportunities to live life to the fullest.

In Australia today, there is rightly a focus on the individual who is living with SCI but far fewer resources and support available to their families

We are committed to fund the SCI Family Support Grant of up to $25,000 per year for 3 years (2021 – 2023). This grant will support NSW based medical staff, Allied Health professionals or those with lived experience to develop an innovative and practical project that impacts positively on the families of those who are living with SCI.


Ben Grunter


Who Are We?

The Sargood Foundation, founded in 2000 is a DGR registered charity. Our main project to date has been the establishment of Sargood on Collaroy, an innovative, purpose built, fully accessible facility for those living with SCI.

We continue to provide support to Sargood on Collaroy (run by Royal Rehab) working to deliver a world-first resort for people living with SCI and currently focus on the provision of subsidised stays for guests who otherwise could not afford this valuable experience and the donation of adaptive equipment to enhance guest experiences at Sargood on Collaroy.




Expected Project Outcomes

The Sargood Foundation are looking to fund a project that improves or contributes to one or more of the following outcomes for the family members of those who live with SCI:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social connections and integration
  • Development of resources or information

The project can either:

  • Innovate or pilot a new project
  • Develop, refine or extend an existing project



Available Funding

Eligible candidates can apply for funding of up to $25,000 (excl. GST) per year for up to three years.

The budget for this program is $75,000 over three years.


How to Apply

Complete and return a short EOI form before 17 May.

Make sure you read the Guidelines and Funding Agreement before you start.



We encourage applications from NSW based medical staff, Allied Health professionals, or those with lived experience.

Please see Guidelines for more information.


Cassie Campbell



  1. EOI open on 1 April 2021 – completed EOI to be received 17 May 2021.
  2. Invitations to apply for funding will be sent out on 31 May 2021. These applications must be returned and received 31 July 2021.
  3. Applications to be evaluated by an assessment panel in August 2021. Part of the application process will be a brief presentation to the assessment panel about your project and this will happen in August 2021
  4. A decision will be made, and funding will be awarded on 1 September 2021.

Projects may commence from early September 2021, pending approval, and must be underway by the end of October 2021.


Find Out More

Review the Guidelines and the Terms of Funding.

Alternatively, you can email with any questions or call on 0415 127 363.