FightMND Care Initiative

Until there is a cure, we will also care…

Funding Vital Assistive Equipment

The aim of equitable access to equipment for all Australians living with MND around the country



As one of the 3 core objectives of FightMND, Care for those living with MND today is a key priortiy of the organisation. We are proud to support the purchase and provision of Care equipment to the organisations around Australia supporting people living with MND.

In 2016/2017 the inaugural FightMND Care InitiativeGrants for a total award of $1.25 million were awarded to 9 organisations around Australia.

In 2017/2018 we again invite applications for the FightMND Care Initiative Grants. A total of $1.25 million AUD is once again available this year to fund approved applications.

The 2017/2018 FightMND Care Grants will exclusively fund items which fall into the categories of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices or Respiratory Care-related devices. There is considerable disparity of funding and access to these items across Australia. There is evidence that these items significantly improve both quality of life and survival in people with MND.

Timing of grant applications:

Applications open: Tuesday 14th November, 2017.

Applications close: Friday 22nd December, 2017.

Review period: Friday 22nd December,2017 – 2nd February, 2018.

Recommendation to FightMND Board: Wednesday14th February,2018.

Announcements of Grant recipients: Friday 16th February, 2018.


MND Associations in each Australian state can provide help for those seeking support. Call the national freecall number 1800 777 175 to talk to someone from your state association team about support services available. 

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