Funding

Miracle Babies Foundation is very proud of its humble beginnings; in 4 years a group of NICU mothers from the Liverpool region raised over $1 million for programs and services supporting premature and sick newborns and their families.

As a national organisation, we are committed to supporting the Australian neonatal community, improving the lives of premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

This may be through support for equipment, resources, education, research and programs.

Eligibility criteria for consideration of funding:

  1. Application has direct relevance to the care and support of Australia’s premature and sick newborns and their families. Please note: preference is made for applications requesting breast pumps, kangaroo care chairs, breastfeeding chairs and petrol vouchers for out of area families.
  2. Funding has been sought from other avenues without success. Please note: co-funding of projects with other sources will also be favourably considered.
  3. Miracle Babies Foundation to be recognised as the donor and retains access for public relations and media purposes.

How to Apply:

Please read the Funding Guidelines and Funding Approval Process below prior to applying.

Please complete our Funding Application Form in full (Incomplete forms will not be accepted)

A new form needs to be completed for each new request. If you have any questions please email info@miraclebabies.org.au or phone 1300 773 664.

The Process

Once a completed form is received, it is presented at the next applicable Board Meeting for consideration.

The applicant will then be notified in writing of the Board's decision.

If approved, the request will follow the Funding Approval Process.

Funding Guidelines

Applications for funding are invited for projects with direct relevance to the care and support of premature and sick newborns and their families.

To assist in the review of your application, please provide a concise response to all questions and use the documentation checklist provided to ensure all required information has been supplied.

Only one (1) copy of the application is required.

Photographs, newsletters, DVD’s, pamphlets etc. can be used to accompany applications where they are vital to the explanation of the project for which funding is sought. Information supplied in support or explaining a project will generally not be returned, unless specifically requested at the cost of the applicant, even if the application is unsuccessful.

Please note that your funding application will not be accepted if all required documentation is not included with your submission.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged via email or mail to the contact person as nominated on the Funding Application Form and presented at the next applicable Miracle Babies Foundation Board Meeting.

General Conditions

  1. The monies constituting the funding shall be used only for the approved project in which the funding has been awarded. Any major change to the approved project first requires the approval of Miracle Babies Foundation.
  2. If the commencement of the approved project is delayed for any reason, an application for a postponement of the starting date must be made in writing to Miracle Babies Foundation.
  3. Miracle Babies Foundation will purchase the item directly from the supplier as nominated on the Funding Application Form and coordinate the delivery to the applicant.
  4. All costs associated with an application are the responsibility of the applicant. Provision must be made in the application budget to meet all administrative costs and arrangements associated with proposals; once a funding application has been approved no further funds will be made available for that project.
  5. If a project is terminated for any reason, and monies have been received by the applicant, any monies not spent according to the conditions of the funding, shall be refunded to Miracle Babies Foundation.
  6. Miracle Babies Foundation to be recognised as the donor and retains access for public relations and media purposes.
  7. Complete and return a funding feedback form on the outcome of the successful application at the completion of the project or within the first 12 months.

The Approval Process

Once a completed form is received, it is presented at the next applicable Board Meeting for consideration.

If approved by the Board, the applicant will be notified in writing of the decision.

The request for funding is then added to the Miracle Wish List on our website. It may also be used when creating wishlists for events or in our magazine.

All approved items remain on our Miracle Wish List for a period of 12 months.

Please note: It is the obligation of the applicant to notify Miracle Babies Foundation as soon as possible in writing if the funding requested is no longer needed. If the item has not been funded within the 12 month period, the applicant will be contacted for a review.

Once funding becomes available for an item, Miracle Babies Foundation will notify the applicant. Unless otherwise agreed, Miracle Babies Foundation will purchase the item directly from the supplier as nominated on the Funding Application Form and coordinate the delivery to the applicant. 

It is a requirement of the applicant to notify Miracle Babies Foundation of receipt of the item or funding. Where applicable, a plaque will be provided by Miracle Babies Foundation to be affixed to the item and a press release including photographs will be organised.

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