How donations make a difference

We are a leading provider of rehabilitation and disability support services. We support people to gain as much independence and quality of life as possible following illness or injury. Our Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for our important work.

Life-long disabilities can impact a person’s physical, cognitive and behavioral functioning. We believe that living a full and rewarding life is something all Australians deserve—regardless of abilities. Your donation will go towards funding vital research, programs and equipment. Through your generosity, you will be helping create opportunities and experiences that bring joy, meaning and purpose to people facing some of life’s biggest challenges. Find out how you can be part of our life-changing work.

Our programs

The Royal Rehab Foundation funds a range of programs, initiatives and services that build higher levels of independence and greater quality of life for people living with a disability.

Former In-Voc client working

Help others discover their potential

Engaging in work, study or volunteering is proven to be good for health and well-being. Yet for people with disabilities, the statistics show that the barriers to these pursuits can be markedly high – 41 per cent of people with mild limitations are unemployed in Australia and graduates with disability take 56.2 per cent longer to gain full-time employment.

Royal Rehab’s In-Voc vocational rehabilitation service supports people who have sustained a spinal cord injury to explore work, study and volunteering opportunities. Your support can help fund this important work.

Help someone find their passion

Through Royal Rehab’s adaptive sport, recreation and leisure program, support is provided to people with disabilities to return to the things they love or discover new interests. Clients benefit from the expertise of our skilled recreational therapists who develop individually tailored programs in a broad range of activities such as cycling, yoga, gardening, fishing, beach access, tennis and much more.

Help support someone with a disability get back into the things they love today.

Recreational therapist with client using recumbent cycle on path around pond in park next door to Royal Rehab main campus
ot assessment for driving

Empower independence

The ability to drive brings a level of freedom that most of us take for granted. For people with disabilities,  losing their ability to drive can represent yet another barrier to living a full life.

Our Driver Assessment and Training service offers assessments and lessons for people with disabilities with our specially qualified occupational therapists and driving instructors. The service also offers defensive driving techniques and driver education as well as access to modified vehicles.

Help someone with a disability get back in the driver’s seat today.

Foundation Grants

Due to the kind support of our generous donors, our Foundation welcomes applications from Royal Rehab staff, on behalf of our clients, when additional funding is required for their recovery, rehabilitation or quality of life.

Support could include:

  • Equipment purchases not covered by the NDIS
  • Therapy costs not covered by the NDIS
  • Disability services

The Royal Rehab Foundation does not fund business expenses, including salaries and wages, or items and services already covered by the NDIS.

Photo of resident about to go on trike ride courtesy of the Royal Rehab Foundation

Benefits to our Supporters and Partners

We recognise our key supporters and partners each year in our annual report and online.

Corporate volunteering is available to partners and unique opportunities are offered to them throughout the year. These opportunities can help develop skills, build teams and engage staff in giving back to different communities. To find out how your organisation can make a difference contact us.

Our major partners and supporters

Ducati Owners Club of NSW

The Ducati Owners Club NSW started raising funds over 40 years ago for Royal Rehab. Their first fundraiser turned into an annual tradition and Royal Rehab has become a major beneficiary, supporting programs and services.

Royal Rehab named the Ducati Owners Club of NSW Education and Research Hub in honour of their support.

Ingham Family

The Ingham Family has been generously donating to Royal Rehab for many years. Royal Rehab has used these funds to purchase modern furnishings for our supported accommodation homes throughout Greater Western Sydney.

Our special thanks goes to Narellan Rotary for coordinating the Ingham family support.

White Knight Foundation

Established by youth violence victim and former Royal Rehab client Liam Knight and his brother Shane, the White Knight Foundation raises awareness and funds to support victims of youth violence.

We are grateful to the Foundation for contributing including the purchase of gym equipment across our facilities.

With special thanks to…

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Find out about becoming a corporate partner or supporter today.

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At Royal Rehab, I did a lot of walking and turning, some aqua aerobics and other full body movements to help my stiff joints. Read more
The therapists were really lovely – they gave me a sense of security as I would talk with them about how the disease was affecting me personally and I am hopeful the therapy will help to defer some of the more life-changing symptoms of Parkinson’s. Read more
client cathering cycling across anzac bridge with rec therapist
Catherine continues her cycling sessions twice a week and has made it her goal to cycle Sydney’s most iconic bridges. Read more
I had to learn to use hand controls: push down for a brake and pull up for acceleration. Read more
The staff members are exceptionally gifted at rehab and so motivating. I felt encouraged and supported the whole way. The modern facilities and hydro pool are fantastic! Read more
I’d forgotten the joy of getting back into the car and just being able to go! Read more
Through the Community Rehabilitation Service, I’m rediscovering things I enjoyed in the past. Royal Rehab has opened up opportunities and helped me every step of the way. Read more
The more you put in, the more you’ll get out. You’ve got to establish for yourself what you want to achieve. Read more