Funding vital assistive equipment
As one of the three core objectives of FightMND, Care for those Australians living with MND today is a key priority of the foundation. We are proud to support the purchase and provision of Care equipment to the state authorities and medical organisations around Australia supporting people living with MND.
In 2017/2018, a total of $1.25 million was committed to FightMND Care Initiative Grants and awarded to nine organisations around Australia.
FightMND is currently assessing priorities for future FightMND Care Initiative Grants and will update key stakeholders on completion of this strategic work.
The 2017/2018 FightMND Care Grants exclusively funded items which fall into the categories of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices or Respiratory Care-related devices. The focus of this funding was based on the considerable disparity of funding and access to these items across Australia. There is evidence that these items significantly improve both quality of life in people with MND.