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The John Burge Trust Fund

The John Burge Trust Fund is a private charitable trust established by the late John Burge to assist people with tuberculosis.

Type of Grant Round: Closed

Grant Round Dates: Applications close midnight August 30th 2021. Please contact State Trustees to discuss eligibility:

Michael Grigoletto or (03) 9667 2845

What are the objectives?

The Trust Fund will grant funding for the below purposes, and to projects within Australia or overseas. The charity must be located within Australia.

a) for the purpose of aiding and helping those who are suffering, or have suffered from, tuberculosis and who by reason of the disease are disabled

b) to provide funds to implement programs for identifying and treating those persons who are at a higher risk than other members of the population of having or contracting tuberculosis

c) to provide funds to implement educational programs to inform health workers about the prevention, recognition, and treatment of tuberculosis

d) to provide medication for, and supervision of the use of medication by, members of groups who are at a high risk of having or contracting tuberculosis

Past Recipients

Financial Year Organisation Title Amount
FY20 Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Strengthening implementation of the management of household contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Mongolia $58,500
FY20 The University of Melbourne (Doherty Institute) TB RECOVERY: nutritional support for families affected by TB in Nepal $68,312
FY18 The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research & Public Health Ltd Family-Based TB Care and Prevention in Papua New Guinea (FAB-TB PNG) $50,000
FY19 Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Implementation of screening and management of household contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases in Mongolia $47,990

Download John Burge Grant Guidelines

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