The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of South Australia Incorporated was established in 1976 by television station Channel 7 Adelaide (then Channel 10) with proceeds from the Channel’s annual Christmas Appeals.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide grants to fund research into issues affecting the health, education and wellbeing of children.

Each year the Foundation disburses approximately $1.35 million in research grants and has disbursed in excess of $26 million since inception.

In addition to these grants, the Foundation provides funding for:

Patron

The Patron of the Foundation is the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC

Board

An honorary Board oversees the Foundation, and comprises representatives from Channel 7 Adelaide, Novita Children’s Services, the Women’s and Children’s Health Network, The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia.

CHANNEL 7 ADELAIDE:
Mr Len Frankham – CHAIRPERSON
Mr Paul Jury – Deputy Chairperson
Mr Stephen Woolley
Mr Dennis Earl
Ms Libby Rayner

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Professor Ross McKinnon

NOVITA CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Mr Greg de Cure

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Professor Sarah Robertson

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Professor Pat Buckley

WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH NETWORK
Dr Jennifer Fereday

CO-OPTED BY THE BOARD
Professor Kevin Forsyth

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr Greg Ward

TREASURER
Mr Jonathon Grant

Research Committee

Funding for research projects is granted annually on the recommendation of an independent Research Committee, comprising nominees of the Foundation, Flinders University, The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

CO-OPTED BY THE BOARD
Professor Kevin Forsyth – CHAIRPERSON

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Dr Scott Morris

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Professor Rebecca Robker

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Professor Leanne Dibbens

WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH NETWORK
Dr Jennifer Fereday

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BOARD
Mr Len Frankham

Foundation Rules

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation is governed by the Rules of the Foundation, in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act, 1985 as amended.

Rules of the Foundation

Annual Reports

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