External Funding Support

Western Alliance is formally offering support to applicants for major external grant opportunities, for example NHMRC partnership grants or similar, where the objectives of the proposed project align with those of the Western Alliance and its member organisations. Projects must involve at least one Western Alliance health sector member organisation (Barwon Health, Ballarat Health Service, St John of God, South West Healthcare, Colac Area Health, East Grampians Health Service, Western District Health Service and the Western Victoria Primary Health Network).

Financial support of up to $20k (in total), as well as in-kind support, will be offered to prospective bids who meet the criteria as indicated below:

  • Collaboration of Western Alliance member organisations
  • Alignment with Western Alliance principles and themes/platforms
  • Focus on translational research which will improve health outcomes for regional/rural communities across Western Victoria

Please click on the link to be directed to the expression of interest form: Western Alliance support for major external research grants EOI


Recent funding success!

Western Alliance recently supported a submission from Professor Andrea Driscoll (Deakin University) and her team, with a $20k contribution for their NHMRC partnership grant. The project, which involves partnership from Western Alliance member health services, has been successful in attracting $1.5m in funding. Congratulations to Andrea and the team!

Project title: ‘I-HEART – Implementation of HEArt failure guidelines in Regional AusTralia’

Project overview: Heart failure (HF) is a common disease of the heart with a high rehospitalisation and mortality rate. Regional HF patients rarely receive the full benefits of evidence-based care simply due to inaccessibility to a HF specialist team. This translational project will implement key recommendations from clinical guidelines in regional health services and improve access to specialist services. It has the potential to keep patients out of hospital and save lives.