Organisations that have benefited from Jim Bacon Foundation grants include:
Appin Hall Children's Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. The Jim Bacon Foundation has contributed $8,219 towards the development of the Respite Centre which has been built to provide short–term accommodation for children, families and young adults in need of respite care. Appin Hall currently operates from a 33-acre site at Erriba in Northwest Tasmania. The property's Respite Centre has the capacity to accommodate 20 children and three carers. Disabled accommodation is available with two beds and bathroom facilities. A further $5,000 has been donated by the Jim Bacon Foundation to help provide respite for young cancer patients and their families.
Spirited Tasmanian Workshop
Financial assistance was granted by the Foundation towards the costs of a three-day workshop with Petrea King from the Quest for Life Centre in NSW held at Camp Clayton in Ulverstone in May 2007. Twenty five women from all parts of Tasmania diagnosed with breast cancer attended the workshop.
Hospice Care Association Southern Tasmania
A sum of $22,250 was granted for assistance in payment of cancer patient’s one off outstanding bills and assistance in the purchase of equipment to assist them to manage to live at home. A further grant of $10,000 was provided to benefit individual patients.
Hospice Care NW Tasmania
A sum of $5,000 was granted to provide practical assistance to cancer patients and their families on the North West Coast.
David Collins Leukaemia Foundation
A sum of $5,000 was granted to provide practical assistance to cancer patients and their families.
Spurr Wing Funding
The Spurr Wing is an accommodation service in Launceston that provides accommodation and some transport assistance to family members of cancer patients in the North of the State. The Foundation granted the Spurr Wing $7,000 to assist with the provision of accommodation and transport services.
Medical Professional Support
The Foundation has also given payments totaling $60,000 to medical staff in both Hobart and Launceston Oncology for employment and training.
If you think the Foundation can help your organisation to provide assistance to cancer patients download an application form.
Applications should be forwarded to:
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