2023 applications now open


MIFWA is pleased to announce that the 2023 Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants round is now open.

Are you or your family member or carer already receiving MIFWA’s services and could do with some financial assistance to purchase resources and equipment, attend events, enrol into a course or in need of some respite?

If yes, you may be eligible for a grant.

Follow the guidelines and submit your application form by 5pm on Friday 17 March 2023.

Please contact Alison at alison.nesbit@mifwa.org.au if you have any questions or need some assistance.

About Tecwyn Jones

tecwyn 2023Tecwyn Jones was a member of the Lorikeet Clubhouse from its beginnings in 1994. He would regularly attended the weekly lunches in the days when MIFWA was the Schizophrenia Fellowship of WA. He was a popular and generous member and had a keen interest in everyone.

Tecwyn had a passion for travel and was well informed regarding world events. He enjoyed the friendship and support he received through the Lorikeet Centre and the Fellowship, and regarded all attendees as family.

When Tecwyn passed away in 2004, he bequeathed a generous amount of money to MIFWA to be shared equally between Lorikeet Centre and MIFWA. These funds have since been invested, with the interest from the investment being used across both services.

Annual Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants

In May 2007, the MIFWA Board decided that the interest from the investment would be used to set up an annual Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants Program to benefit the individuals and families who access our supports and services. We felt it would also be a wonderful way to pay ongoing tribute to Tecwyn’s memory.

The Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants Program is administered by MIFWA and the maximum amount grant for 2023 is $500 per individual/couple.

Grants have previously been awarded for uses such as attending a conference, enrolling into a training course, purchasing a musical instrument, going on a short respite break for carers and family members, and purchasing educational resources such as books. Please note that these grants cannot be used to purchase laptops, computers and mobile devices.

Application Guidelines and Terms and Conditions

Before applying, all applicants must read the following Guidelines and Terms and Conditions:

  • Applicants must have a lived experience of mental health issues or must be carers, family members or friends of a person with a mental health issue AND must be a current MIFWA member registered before 28 February 2023.
  • Applicants must attached at least 1 written quote to their Application Form. The quotes must demonstrate that the grant will be used to improve quality of life and/or assist in the journey towards recovery.
  • The application must be for a maximum of $500 per individual or couple, and cannot be for laptops, computers and mobile devices.
  • Applicants who were successful in receiving a grant from this program in 2020, 2021 or 2022 are automatically ineligible to apply and receive a grant in 2023.
  • An independent panel reviews all applications, judging each application on its own merit and considers the individual circumstances of the applicants. However, as funds are limited, applicants who demonstrate that a personal contribution has been made towards costs will be looked upon favourably, and preference will be given to active Lorikeet and MIFWA members. The panel makes recommendations to the MIFWA Board who make the final decision on the grant recipients.
  • The panel may offer only part of the amount requested. Their decision is final.

Terms and Conditions

  • Applications close 5pm Friday 17 March 2023. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants who demonstrate that a personal contribution has been made towards costs will be looked upon favourably. However, if you are not able to make a contribution, this will not stop you being considered for a grant.
  • Successful applicants will be notified in writing early May 2023 and the grants will be presented during Schizophrenia Awareness Week in May 2023.
  • Allocated funds will be transferred electronically into your nominated account.
  • Grant funds must be spent on the purpose stated in the application form.
  • Original receipts must be sent to MIFWA within 1 month of purchase or completion of the item or activity.
  • Activities must be completed and acquitted by 30 November 2023, with invoices or receipts due to MIFWA on or before this date.
  • Any unspent funds must be returned to MIFWA by 12 December 2023.
  • In the event that the funds are not spent on the agreed activity or item, the applicants will not be eligible to apply again for a grant from the Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grant Program.
  • Queries can be directed to the MIFWA or to Lorikeet Centre and applicants may request assistance with their applications if required.

Application Form and Other Documents

2023 Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grant Program Application Form

2023 Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grant Program Announcement

2023 Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grant Program Guidelines and Terms and Conditions

FULL PACK – 2023 Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grant



To be eligible to apply for this grant in 2023, you are required to have become a MIFWA member prior to 28 February 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Alison at alison.nesbit@mifwa.org.au