FightMND announces $3.67 million invested into care in 2023
Thanks to the support of the FightMND Army, in 2023 FightMND have invested $3.67M into care support grants for people living with MND. These grants will support projects to develop educational resources, provide assistive equipment and support services for Australians living with MND and their families. FightMND has been the single largest funder of vital new assistive equipment for people living with MND in Australia since 2017.
This takes FightMND’s investment in care to $10.45 million since 2017. We are proud to work with our MND allies across the country.
Our new approach to funding care and support
At FightMND, we know it will also take people to defeat this Beast. It will take an army of researchers who dedicate their lives to finding effective treatments and cure. And it will also take ongoing care for those fighting MND.
In a new approach to care funding, FightMND will now invest in three new areas to help drive evidence-based improvement and collaboration. These areas include:
- A program of research to improve and help inform care for people living with MND
- The development of national guidelines and frameworks of MND care for allied health professionals and carers
- Targetted support for people living with MND, their carers and families – including additional support for those aged over 64 and equipment for at-home needs.
Together, we can not only defeat this Beast, but tame it so that everyone who is diagnosed with MND now, and into the future, can live engaged and successful lives, surrounded by people they love.
Funding support in 2024
2024 Care Support grants
MND Associations and organisations that work with people living with and impacted by MND are invited to apply for our Care Support grants which open on the 30th of October 2023.
These new grants range between $50,000 and $250,000.
FightMND will be utilising Perpetual’s best practice IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program to distribute Care Support grants in 2024. This only serves to further strengthen our transparency and objectivity in how we spend donor funds.
This year, we have included a FightMND information sheet that will help to shape your application.
To learn more about Perpetual’s IMPACT Philanthropy Program or to apply for funding, head to Perpetual’s website.
Please direct any inquiries regarding our FightMND Support Grants to [email protected].
FUNDING SUPPORT IN 2023
New 2023 FightMND Care Research Grants are closed
Applications for FightMND’s 2023 Care Research Grants are now closed.
Care Research grants will support research projects focused on:
- providing evidence to inform and accelerate the development of Care Guidelines; and/or
- investigating innovative approaches to improve MND care.
Please note that applications must satisfy at least one of these two research outcomes. For details on funding categories and eligibility please refer to the Care Research Grant Guidelines below.
Click here to download a copy of the:
Applications are due on the 30th June 2023.
Please direct any inquiries regarding our FightMND Care Research grants to [email protected].
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