Funding Opportunity

The Cerebral Palsy Lived Experience Engagement Fund

The Australian and New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Strategy (the Strategy) is a document that outlines goals and priorities for the field of cerebral palsy. One of the goals of the Strategy is to increase engagement of people with cerebral palsy, their families and supporters (‘consumers’) in cerebral palsy-related projects. The time, knowledge, and experience of members of the cerebral palsy community is critical and valuable. Consumers should therefore be paid for their involvement and out-of-pocket costs be reimbursed to reduce barriers to participation.

In 2021, funding was awarded from the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance to establish the Cerebral Palsy Lived Experience Engagement Fund (the Fund).  The Fund will help to make sure that the ideas and experiences of the cerebral palsy community inform the work, and that the work is done in the best way for people with cerebral palsy and their families.

The Fund is designed to support consumer engagement during the earliest stages of a project. This represents best-practice and is a gap that has been identified in current funding schemes that support consumer engagement.

Applications are welcomed from any person who lives in Australia or New Zealand and wants to meaningfully engage consumers in cerebral palsy-related projects.

To find out more, please read the Application Guideline.

To apply, click here: Qualtrics Application Form (applications now open)

Please note: Incomplete applications in Qualtrics may not be saved. We recommend preparing your application offline using the downloadable word document template and pasting your answers in when ready.

Downloadable Example Application Form


Other relevant documents:

Example Reporting Form

Timesheet/Expense Claim Form

If you have any questions about the Fund or the application process, please email


We hosted a Q&A session on the 26th of June to provide an introduction to and overview of the Fund. You can watch a recording of this webinar below.