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2018 John Burge Trust Fund

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 10 April 2018 (AEST).

The John Burge Trust Fund was established by the late John Burge to assist people with tuberculosis.

Purpose of the fund

The Trust Fund will grant funding:

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

The program provides grants to charities ranging from $20,000 - $50,000.   Please review our funding guidelines which details the timeframe and Trust's purpose.

If you would like to discuss your application, contact State Trustees on 03 9667 6740 or via email


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