Funding

Miracle Babies Foundation is very proud of its humble beginnings; in four years a group of NICU mothers from the Liverpool region raised over $1 million for programs and services supporting premature and sick newborns and their families.

As a national organisation, we are committed to supporting the Australian neonatal community, improving the lives of premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

This may be through support for equipment, resources, education, research and programs.

Hospitals are eligible to apply for small pieces of equipment and items that improve the NICU/SCN journey for families.

 

Eligibility criteria for consideration of funding:

  1. Applications must have direct relevance to the care and support of Australia’s premature and sick newborns and their families.

  2. Due to funding constraints, requests must be for small items of equipment only - preference is made for applications requesting breast pumps, kangaroo care chairs, breastfeeding chairs - and petrol vouchers for out of area families.

 

How to Apply:

Please read the Funding Guidelines below prior to applying.

Please complete our Funding Application Form in full (Incomplete forms will not be accepted)

To assist in the review of your application, please provide a concise response to all questions.

Email completed application forms to grants@miraclebabies.org.au.

Photographs, quotes, pamphlets etc. can be used to accompany applications where they are vital to the explanation of the project for which funding is sought.

A new form needs to be completed for each new request.

If you have any questions please email grants@miraclebabies.org.au or phone 1300 773 664.

 

Funding Guidelines

Applications for funding are invited for projects with direct relevance to the care and support of premature and sick newborns and their families. Preference is made for applications requesting breast pumps, kangaroo care chairs, breastfeeding chairs - and petrol vouchers for out of area families. Other small items of equipment that improve the NICU/SCN journey for families may be considered.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged via email to the contact person as nominated on the Funding Application Form.

The decision will be made by Miracle Babies Foundation’s senior management team or the Board, depending on the value of the request. If the Board is required to decide, it will be presented at the next applicable Board Meeting for consideration.

A submitted application does not guarantee approval.

The applicant will be notified in writing of the decision.

 

Approved Grant Conditions

  1. Miracle Babies Foundation will purchase the item/s directly from the supplier as nominated on the Funding Application Form and coordinate the delivery to the applicant.

  2. Miracle Babies Foundation must be recognised as the donor and will require acknowledgement of the funding, including photographs and family feedback for public relations and media purposes.

  3. Successful hospitals will be required to submit a brief feedback form within 12 months of receiving support. This will require you to keep records of number of families who benefitted, obtain feedback from some families, and provide one or two photos of the equipment/vouchers being presented to families or in use.
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