What We Do

Helping spinal injured survivors engage and ultimately enjoy a better life is at the core of why we exist and what we do.


Beyond raising awareness of what a difference we can make to survivor’s lives, we raise funds to provide support across four critical areas.


1. Participation Opportunities


Feeling useful is a fundamental pre-requisite to feeling happy.  Creating opportunities for active participation within their communities will enrich many. Our Robert Rose Foundation founding Sponsorship of the AFL Victorian wheelchair competition since 2018 is a great example.  We aim to provide further opportunities in other sporting and educational programs.

2. Equipment

The Robert Rose Foundation has always been a strong supporter of physical support within the SCI community. Applications for this Funding support requires the advice and assistance of a professional medical practitioner, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist etc.

 3. Mental Health Support

Spinal injured are five times more likely to commit suicide with incidence of depression or trauma being a major problem. This is an area desperately in need of funds.  We wish to continue to support the counselling program provided with Independence Australia to this community and provide additional assistance to existing “buddie”, peer to peer programs.

4. Respite Grants

The Robert Rose Foundation supports those with Spinal Cord Injuries and their families with funding respite opportunities, enabling carers and the persons cared for, an opportunity to take a short-term break.

How to Apply for a Grant

Applications for support can be found by downloading the Guidelines and Grant Application Form by clicking here, and submitting accordingly.