Funding Partners

The Zero Childhood Cancer Program exists solely because of collaboration — not just with our research and clinical partners, but also with our funding partners who make it all possible. 

Our funding partners

The Zero Childhood Cancer Program offers a unique opportunity to implement a revolutionary new approach to childhood cancer treatment, but it is complex, and it is expensive. That’s what makes the support of our funding partners so critical. 

Over the next three years, ZERO will undergo significant expansion, so by 2023 every Australian child with cancer will have access to the Program. The ZERO platform will also be enhanced to include new research technologies and tests, with the aim of increasing the range of treatment options able to be recommended. This expansion will generate significant additional costs, making funding support even more crucial.  

Continued support will ensure that ZERO achieves its ultimate goal of changing the model of care for young people with cancer in Australia — providing tomorrow’s care, today. 

The Zero Childhood Cancer Capacity Campaign

The Zero Childhood Cancer Capacity Campaign is a joint initiative of Children’s Cancer Institute and Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation − a national, landmark campaign that has harnessed unprecedented collaborative fundraising energy.?  

An incredible $10M dollars has been raised through the campaign to date, but there is still much more to do. Find out how you can become part of this transformational philanthropic campaign that is saving lives.  

Capacity campaign supporters include: 

  • The Capacity Campaign Board
  • Minderoo Foundation
  • Lenity Australia
  • Medich Foundation
  • Charles Warman Foundation
  • The Lott
  • Golden Caskett
  • Macquarie Group Foundation
  • Bing Lee
  • Amazon
  • Individuals - Thank you to the individuals who have personally donated to ZERO

Capacity Campaign Partners:


  • Professor Dame Marie Bashir, AD, CVO
  • David Gonski AC
  • Phil Kearns AM

Governance and Advisor

  • Emeritus Professor Les White AM

Board members:

  • Co-Chairs: Anne & Mark Lazberger
  • Edwina Jones
  • Penny O’Meara
  • Bella Church
  • Kate Prendiville
  • Justin Milne

Thank you to all our partners

Charles Warman 


Andrew Forrest in laboratory with young boy

“The vision of the Zero Childhood Cancer Program is simple and inspiring: reduce childhood cancer deaths to zero.”

-Dr Andrew Forrest AO, Minderoo Foundation Chairman.

“I thank the Minderoo Foundation for their contribution. Our joint aim is to provide every Australian child with cancer with the best possible chance to recover and live a happy, healthy life.”

Greg Hunt, Minister for Health

Greg Hunt speaking about the ZERO Childhood Cancer program

New funding announced

In April 2020, the Australian Government and Minderoo Foundation announced funding of $67 million to expand the Zero Childhood Cancer Program (ZERO) to ensure that all Australian children with cancer can be given the greatest chance of survival. 

Through this joint investment by the government’s Medical Research Future Fund and the Minderoo Foundation, Chaired by Dr Andrew Forrest, we hope ZERO will become accessible to all children and young people diagnosed with cancer in Australia by the end 2023. 

Partner with us

If you would like to partner with the Zero Childhood Cancer Program and change the outcomes for children with cancer please get in touch with our team.