The Bridging the Gap Foundation has been established through the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) and Charles Darwin University (CDU) to fund research in health and education in order to address one of Australia’s most urgent issues: the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians’ health and education opportunities and outcomes.

There are many challenges currently facing our Indigenous communities, which can all be summarised in a simple statistic:

There is a 10-year gap in the average life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Health and education are major contributors to this gap.

The Bridging the Gap Foundation aims to improve and advance the lives of Indigenous Australians by raising funds to address these challenges.

You can help us bridge the gap