Enabling people to live healthier for longer
The Common Good, an initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, supports life-changing research into heart disease, lung disease, mental health, ageing and hospital care. For just $48, you could fund one hour of medical research that can go on to change lives.
By funding medical research and patient projects, you can create hope for those impacted by life-altering conditions now and in the future. Donate today and help those we love live healthier lives for longer.
Our Impact Areas
WHAT WE FUND
Heart Disease Research
Improving heart health so hearts can beat stronger for longer.
Lung Disease Research
Helping Australians breathe easier by building a future free from occupational lung disease and respiratory illnesses.
Mental Health Research
Exploring new horizons for enhancing mental well-being and support.
Helping those we love live richer lives for longer, improving the quality of life for individuals as they age.
Building bridges to better care and health outcomes, one project at a time.
Our life-changing impact
The Common Good plays a vital role in supporting researchers, whether they’re just starting their journey or have been on it for years. We do this by offering sustainable funding and opportunities for research projects that have the power to change lives. For new researchers, this means a chance to turn their ideas into reality and make a difference. For those with experience, it ensures they can keep going, exploring new avenues of discovery.
Your generosity provides the funding and grant opportunities that are vital for researchers to carry out their life-changing projects. Your support means they can focus on finding solutions to critical health issues, accelerating medical discoveries, and bringing hope to those affected by various conditions. By donating, you become the driving force behind breakthroughs that can transform lives.
130 active researchers
The Common Good supports over 130 active researchers working tirelessly on life-changing research projects.
$4.7 million in dedicated project funding
$4.7 million in funding directed to research and patient-centred care projects last financial year.
140 Research Grants
Over 140 are currently being supported by The Common Good for both emerging and established researchers.
98,000 Equivalent Research Hours
The equivalent of 98,000 hours of research funded within the last financial year
Join the movement for The Common Good and help people live healthier lives for longer.
Transforming lives for better health outcomes
People like you who generously donate to The Common Good have an immense impact on the lives of real individuals grappling with life-altering health conditions. Your contributions fuel groundbreaking research and patient projects that offer hope, relief, and even the promise of a brighter future.
Join the people powering medical discoveries
I enjoy working with a great bunch of humans that care about the people they are supporting, makes life very easy. Passionate people get results. It’s also pretty cool working with scientists and medical professionals that are writing history.
Wayne Thomson - Tradie Health Institute Executive
I’ve worked within The Common Good for over 2 years. It’s a high-paced environment within The Common Good, but I love coming to work every day knowing that the work that we collectively do majorly impacts life-changing medical research.
Hannah Freind - Marketing Assistant
Working with The Common Good is very rewarding because I know that the work I do directly contributes to the funding of medical research. I am very proud and feel incredibly lucky to be a part of The Common Good as I also have a supportive career path withing the organisation.
Yulia Lambrecht - Finance Manager
The patient connection in our research is so special. We are very fortunate and privileged to work with human hearts from patients undergoing lifesaving heart surgery.
I’m really lucky and grateful for the heart research grants I’ve received through The Common Good. We need to create new solutions and without this type of help, we cannot bring together all the different components we need.
By deepening our understanding of what happens in the brain once Alzheimer’s takes hold – it could open entirely new possibilities in the battle to find a cure.
Dementia robs a person of what I believe to be one of the most precious of human qualities and that is your memory. I am fortunate to be part of a great team conducting clinical trials, and undertaking cutting edge research into finding a cure for dementia.
The research we do is directly relevant to improving patient care. It’s home-grown, local innovation that has the potential to drive change across the global stage.
Research is anything but glamorous, but finding solutions to debilitating human diseases is really exciting and that is what keeps me going.
One of the things that drives me is the thrill of discovering how our bodies work. It's very exciting! It's also very addictive!
The Common Good helped save the life of someone we love and we are eternally grateful.
It feels good to support The Common Good!
The Cardiovascular Molecular and Therapeutics Translational Research Group aims to increase understanding of molecular mechanisms of advanced heart failure in order to discover new medicines to treat and improve quality of life for patients with this condition.
The wellness room inside The Prince Charles Hospital’s Mental Health Unit has received a welcome rejuvenation thanks to Giving Day support.
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