Lenity Australia is a not-for-profit philanthropic organisation financing projects in Australia, Asia and
Lenity does not seek public donations and project funding is by invitation only.
Zero Childhood Cancer
Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
Lenity funds international research and collaboration into the most serious and aggressive cases of infant, childhood and adolescent cancer. Children on the Zero Childhood Cancer program have access to personalised medical care to ensure the best possible outcome for each child, the best chance to grow and develop as healthily as possible and, ultimately, the best chance for survival. The vision of the Project is that one day all children will be cured of cancer. It is one of the world’s most comprehensive child cancer personalised medicine studies.
Brain and Mind Centre
The University of Sydney
The Lenity Research Fellowship funds research into neurodegenerative diseases, such as Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinsons, Dementia, addictions and other conditions of the brain and mind. These diseases are becoming increasingly common in the aged. It is expected that in the next 50 years, the elderly will outnumber children for the first time in history. This means that it is imperative to improve knowledge about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of these disabling diseases of the brain. The University of Sydney is a global leader in research and treatments in this field of medicine.
Nursing Master’s Program for Tongan Nurses - Sydney Nursing School
The University of Sydney
The Lenity Scholarship program - the first of its kind to exist in Australia - funds post-graduate Master’s Degrees in nursing for registered nurses from the Kingdom of Tonga. Non-communicable diseases are the leading causes of mobidity and mortality in third world countries of the South Pacific. A goal of the program is that, through this Lenity initiative, the Queen Salote School of Nursing will be accredited to teach to Bachelor’s Degree level (currently diploma). With an increased number of trained registered nurses, the Lenity program presents a powerful opportunity to make a substantial difference to health practices and outcomes in the treatment of non-communicable endemic diseases in Tonga.
Lenity Australia has responded to the Covid-19 emergency through financial support to organisations directly assisting the most vulnerable - in Australia and in some overseas countries - who are experiencing extreme hardship and dislocation.