Support research, policy and practice in ageing

AAG's vision is a world where every person is valued, heard, seen and respected as we age. Its purpose is to build a community of experts connecting evidence and experience to inform and influence decisions related to ageing.

The AAG Research Trust is the grant-giving arm of AAG. Through its grant programs, the Research Trust supports new and experienced researchers and practitioners to develop careers in ageing. By enabling important work that often falls outside the criteria of other large government or institutional funding programs, the Research Trust promotes AAG's fundamental commitment to improving the experience of ageing by connecting research, policy and practice.

All of our grant programs have been made possible by generous donations and bequests, and through strategic partnerships with organisations such as The Dementia Australia Research Foundation. Funds donated to the Research Trust are used for innovative projects that cross traditional, professional and disciplinary boundaries, and explicitly aim to change policy and practice in the broad space of ageing.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a bequest to the Research Trust. Your gift, however large or small, will help to improve the experience of ageing for all Australians.

You can make a one-off donation right now, set up a monthly donation or talk to us about leaving a gift in your will. You will receive a tax receipt for any donation over $2.00, which you can use to claim a deduction at tax time.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your wishes and show you the valuable work being supported by the AAG Research Trust. For more information please contact us at [email protected].


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Leaving a gift in your will

We understand that preparing your will is a very private matter. Leaving a gift in your will can involve a lot of thinking and discussion. Importantly, having a legal will is an important way to protect those you care about. First, look after your loved ones. Then, if you are able, please consider leaving a gift to the Research Trust. Your gift, however large or small, will help to improve the experience of ageing for all Australians. To illustrate, the broad range of projects made possible by our grant programs since 2016 includes:

  • Improving care for residents at risk of harm from resident-to-resident aggression (2016)
  • Advanced imaging of the ageing eye (2017)
  • Effects of an art gallery intervention on stress and inflammatory responses in people with dementia (2018)
  • The positive contribution of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within their communities (2019)
  • Developing a sleep intervention for caregivers of people living with dementia (2020)
  • Understanding the care and service needs of older adults post incarceration (2021)
  • The effects of a multi-modal biking experience on wellbeing for people with and without dementia in residential aged care (2022)
  • Increasing access to social participation for older Australians with mild cognitive impairment/early dementia and their supporters (2023).

You can include a gift to the AAG Research Trust whenever you write or next update your will (this can be as simple as adding a codicil to your existing will). We cannot provide legal advice, but can discuss key information to discuss with your adviser or solicitor. For example, your gift can be left for general purposes, giving the AAG Research Trust the flexibility to respond to critical priorities in the future, or can be used for a more specific purpose or area of interest (for example, a scholarship or a program of work in a particular field).

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your wishes. Please contact us at [email protected].