Each year the Foundation makes available approximately $200,000 to be used in providing grants and donations to the hospitals, aged care facilities and community services provided by the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches. Each church receives an equal amount for distribution.
Uniting Wesley’s Neurological Support Service offers residential facilities in the eastern suburbs for people with neurodegenerative disease or acquired brain injury.
Many of these residents have Huntington’s disease, a genetic condition which significantly impacts a person’s physical and neurological functions. There is not yet a cure for Huntington’s disease.
In following the objectives set out in our Trust Deed, each year the St Andrew’s Foundation makes approximately ten individual grants of amounts between $10,000 and $35,000 – totalling over $200,000 in all – to health care and community service organisations and projects associated with the Presbyterian Church of Victoria and the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, or to other community service programmes of organisations with similar objectives. We seek to support projects that are innovative in their approach to many of the social needs evident today.