John Richards Initiative

The JRI was founded in 2007 through a donation by Mr John Richards. This annual funding also attracts matched funds from both the Department of Health Victoria and La Trobe University. This core funding provides a stable environment from which to seek funding for research projects across rural and regional areas.

In November 2012, the JRI underwent its five year external review. The review was extremely positive, and in early 2013, all three funding parties agreed to provide ongoing, recurrent funding.

About JRI

JRI aims to support Aged Care in Rural and Regional Communities across Victoria.


A detailed description of the projects we are working on.

Staff and publications

Research and publications from our staff.

Opportunities for PhD scholarships

John Richards Initiative scholarship opportunities

News and events

News and events for the John Richards Initiative

Annual Report 2017

John Richards Initiative Annual Report 2017