Funding Applications

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Funding is available for eligible applicants Australia-wide.

Learn more about the JMB Foundation funding application process below.

Applications for the next round of funding (2023 Rd 2) for eligible young people with an acquired brain injury may be submitted until 31 October 2023.  Successful applications will receive funding payable in the 26 week period from 1 January to 30 June 2024.

Funding Applications Guidelines and Funding Application Form are available to download below.

Why have an applications process?

The JMB Foundation was formed in 2007 by parents known to the family of James Macready-Bryan – JMB.

The JMB Foundation’s vision is simple:  all young sufferers of acquired brain injury should be fully and appropriately supported in their financial, rehabilitation and accommodation needs.

James was the victim of an assault which occurred on his 20th birthday in October 2006. A knock-out punch sent his head slamming into the pavement, causing total, permanent and catastrophic brain injury.  The sporty, life-loving student is now housed in a young people’s residential facility where he requires 24-hour care. He cannot move or speak, and is fed through a tube.

What happens to a young acquired brain injury sufferer like James Macready-Bryan? James’ parents and friends discovered that, for those not injured by a car or at work, support in Australia is hard to find, complicated, underfunded, fragmented and inefficient.  This is where JMB Foundation can help, and this is why we have an applications process.

Application process

The JMB Foundation Applications for Funding process has been launched to provide a framework for allocation of funds, raised by the Foundation to support the needs of young people with an Acquired Brain Injury.

It is a bi-annual process. Applications for funding for the period 2023 Rd 2, 1 January 2024 to 30 June 2024, will be accepted until 5pm 31 October 2023.   Applications received after this date will be considered for 2024 Rd 1.

To be eligible for a grant from the JMB Foundation, applicants must:

– have an acquired brain injury
– be under 50 years of age at the time of first application, further applications can be made up until under 55 years of age only
– be registered with the Department of Human Services (DHS), an NDIS participant or on the Disability Support Register (DSR) in Victoria, or an equivalent register in the applicant’s Australian State of residence.

Anyone wishing to make an application on behalf of a client or family member should review the application guidelines and complete an application form, which should be forwarded to the JMB Foundation – together with any relevant supporting documents – via email to or by post to PO Box 2281, Hawthorn, Vic 3122.

If you have any questions or require assistance with your application, please contact or call Susan Doyle on 0425 703 812.

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Funding Application Guidelines
Funding Application Form