About Us

Welcome to Spinnaker

About Us

Welcome to Spinnaker

Spinnaker Health Research Foundation is committed to the support of translational and applied research for the direct benefit of the community of south metropolitan Perth that can also demonstrate local, national and global leadership. Established in 1996 at Fremantle Hospital the Foundation has funded almost $4,000,000 for research at Fremantle Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital and at universities and institutes with a direct link to the region.

At Spinnaker we know that better research means better health and we are committed to the discovery of the next great cure through:

CLEAR AND PRECISE VISION FOR PURPOSE OF GRANTS

Our grant-making strategy is focused on improving the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients in the hospitals we support and the prevention of disease for improved community health.  At Spinnaker we strive to:

  • Support research that responds to the identified needs of the south metropolitan community of Perth, Western Australia
  • Support and inspire research with demonstrable translation to clinical practice
  • Improve patient outcomes across all areas of disease and injury
  • Support research for the prevention of chronic health conditions
  • Provide opportunities for the translation of knowledge for benefit of all members of the community

CLEAR AND PRECISE VISION FOR GRANTS IMPACT AND OUTCOMES

Our grant making policy prioritises research that responds to identified health needs of the south metropolitan community of Perth. As the only medical research foundation based south of the river, Spinnaker provides support for research that seeks to improve patient outcomes in the hospitals we support and to improve the overall health of our community through research for preventions and cure.  Applications for funding must be able to respond to an identified health issue or concern in our community and demonstrate how that research will improve diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention through translation to clinical practice and the sharing of knowledge on a local, national and global stage.

CLEAR AND PRECISE REPORTING ON ALLOCATION OF GRANTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR COMMUNITY

Since 1996 we have awarded almost $4,000,000 that has been leveraged five-fold to support total research valued at approximately $20,000,000 through other funders such as NHMRC.

With a focus on Early Career Research and Seed Grants, in the last five years we awarded 54 grants totalling approximately $1.4 million dollars:

  • $598,530 on improving treatment outcomes
  • $426,766 on collaborative grants in mental health, cancer, heart disease and diabetes
  • $301,117 on preventative research
  • $59,400 for vital research equipment