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Our Annual Research Grant Program

Our Annual Research Grant Program

We grant around $1.5 million a year to supporting quality research within the universities, research institutes, and health service organisations of South Australia. Basic science projects, clinical studies and community-based studies in any area of research into children’s health, education and welfare are considered.  
Our Research Commitment

Our Research Commitment

Supporting research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of any condition that may affect the health, education or welfare of children is at our core. We are especially committed to funding research into young minds, chronic illness and disability, foetal development, and systems of care and education.
Partner With The Foundation

Partner With The Foundation

We’re excited to announce that Australian businesses and communities can now partner with us to support quality children’s research. If you would like to learn more about forming a unique partnership with the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of South Australia, we’d love to hear from you.
Explore Our Research and Outcomes

Explore Our Research and Outcomes

For 45 years, our dedication to advancing research into children’s health, education and welfare has not wavered. To date, around $42M has been granted to almost 1000 research projects conducted within the world-class medical research and service organisations of South Australia.

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of children through research.


Since 1976, our grants have played a pivotal role in supporting quality research into children’s health, education and welfare within South Australia’s world class research and service organisations.
Periodically, the CRF will promote research in ‘priority’ areas. For 2023, without limiting the fields of research, the CRF particularly encourages projects with an emphasis on young minds, chronic illness and disability, foetal development, and systems of care and education.
Our robust and respected grant assessment program has delivered nearly $43.5M (today’s dollars) to more than 1000 children’s research projects in South Australia to date, and with your help we can do so much more.
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Latest News

Latest Developments

Every 20 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy (CP), a neurodevelopmental disability that affects their motor movements, such as the ability to walk, run and maintain balance.

A lifelong condition with no known cure, children with cerebral palsy can find it difficult to participate in sports and physical activities with their school peers, which can affect their confidence and self-esteem.

Now, a new study from the University of South Australia is exploring the potential of a unique sport – RaceRunning – to help children with CP improve their movement, social connections, and mental health.

Conducted in partnership with the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) and funded by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, the study will engage 10-15 children and teens (aged 6-17 years old) with cerebral palsy in a 12-week RaceRunning study during which their physical, social, and mental health will be monitored.

We Celebrate SA's Superstars of Children's Research

Join us in celebrating South Australia's remarkable people taking developments in children's research to new heights

Join us in celebrating South Australia's remarkable people taking developments in children's research to new heights

We’re putting the spotlight on CRF’s research grant alumni to share the dedicated work they undertake to help every child live the happiest and healthiest life they can, and deserve. Excellence, dedication, perseverance, and lab coats…it’s all there!