The NSW Ministry of Health funds the core operations of the CHeReL.  Member organisations may enter into a funding agreement with the CHeReL whereby the Member organisation pays an annual fee and investigators from the organisation are entitled to discounted linkage services.

The CHeReL is part of the Population Health Research Network (PHRN), Australia’s first national data linkage network. The PHRN is an initiative of Australian government being conducted as part of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).