- Western Australia first and foremost
- The Foundation generally does not provide funds for causes outside of Western Australia. The health and well-being of the Western Australian community is foremost in funding decisions.
- The main applicant and lead institution must be based in Western Australia, with the main applicant employed by a Western Australian Health Service, University or affiliated Medical Research Institution at the time and for the duration of the proposal.
- Research proposals must include community and consumer engagement, aim to solve problems and deliver tangible outcomes that will benefit children, adolescents or young people. Applications must be accompanied by institutional and collaborator letters of support.
- The health and well-being of children
- The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation supports research involving child health, inclusive of antenatal, adolescent and young adult health, only. Applications detailing innovative and transformative ideas may originate from basic, clinical, population health or health services research.
- This aligns with the Foundation’s vision that every child deserves to live the healthiest and happiest life possible and to reach their potential.
- The Foundation prioritises research that has impact, tackles the causes of health problems and builds research capacity within Western Australia. The Foundation has identified the specific area of health research at this time for which it will consider funding:
- People and Platforms supporting outstanding research. People and Platforms include applications for clinical and scientific personnel from any health-related discipline to conduct research.
- Also included is infrastructure needed to activate an important activity in any scientific or health related discipline. Examples of applications that may qualify for consideration in this category include those requiring consumer or community involvement, data solutions, equipment, facilities, biobanks and research training.
- Solutions that focus on the origins of a problem
- Much of Stan Perron’s early business success can be attributed to his inventive nature and his willingness to look for ways to use innovative thinking to overcome obstacles and challenges. This is reflected in the Foundation’s preference to fund programs that look to solve the cause of a problem rather than treating the symptoms.
- Awarding organisations and individuals who give something back
- One of Stan Perron’s greatest passions was his life-long involvement with the Rotary movement and its ideal of “service above self”. Mr Perron showed his commitment to Rotary by his “hands on” involvement – classically illustrated by his work for many years as a volunteer at his local Club’s Sunday morning “Swap Meet”. It is for this reason that the Foundation will always consider applications for funding that encourage people, especially the young, to engage in community service.
- Big or small
- The Foundation encourages applications regardless of the level of funds sought. Stan Perron never equated the size of a gift to its significance, recognising that a smaller amount can mean as much for a particular person or organisation in need as a larger donation for someone else.
- Please note: All grants will need to satisfy an extensive process of due diligence.
- Measurability and accountability matters
- All successful applicants will need to show evidence that funds provided are wisely and effectively used.
- Partnership funding
- The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation rarely awards the full amount of any proposal. As a rule, especially for major gifts, the Foundation has a preference for applicants who are prepared to consider funding on a partnership basis. This means that the Foundation is not being relied upon as the sole funder of a project or activity but as a co-contributor.
- Helping those who help themselves
- The Foundation will not always fund the full amount requested. This could involve the Foundation taking the role as the “cornerstone” donor that enables a charity to attract other funding support.
- The Foundation will generally not fund organisations related to religious belief or political activity nor programs or activities that are clearly a core responsibility of Government.
- New applicants may not be successful if they are seeking funding for similar causes, activities, health conditions or community services already being addressed by an existing Foundation grant recipient.
For more information, visit Stan Perron Charitable Foundation.