Where your money goes

Where your money goes

Funding is key to ļ¬nding a cure


Since 2014, we have formed the most comprehensive and all-encompassing research centre in Australia, where researchers and clinicians work side by side to decipher this disease.

No other centre has this kind of fire power to deliver the science and breakthroughs that will disrupt the trajectory of MND. The multidisciplinary MND Clinic receives no federal or state funding to operate and is completely run through the support of public donations and research grants. Our researchers compete for grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute.  Since 2009, the MND team at Macquarie has successfully achieved more than $13 million in research funding – testimony to the groundbreaking work our researchers are undertaking.


It is only with adequately funded research that the solution to MND will be uncovered. We know it can be done – we just need your help to make it happen.

How you can help slow and stop MND

100% of your donation is directed to one or more of the following areas:

  • MND Research Centre - Enable doctors and researchers to conduct vital research into the causes and mechanisms of MND
  • MND Clnic - Help patients access subsidised and best practice multidisciplinary care
  • Biobank - Build our bank of biological samples for MND which may provide clues about the disease
  • Clinical Trials - Assist scientists to investigate better treatments for people living with MND

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Donations to research may attract up to 40c per dollar in additional Commonwealth funding.

How you money helps

 $20,000 Help us test new therapies for MND which may slow and stop the disease
  $10,000 Funds the collection, analysis and preservation of biological samples which help us understand the causes and biomarkers of MND
 $5,000 Funds equipment to see how MND develops and progresses
 $2,500 Supports bright mid career researchers who can help unravel the mysteries of MND
 $1,500 Supports genome sequencing for one subject to identify genes involved in sporadic and familial MND
 $1,000 Gives MND patients access to best practice subsidised care
 $500 Provides genetic counselling for families affected by MND
 $250 Allows DNA to be extracted from 4 patient blood samples
 $80 Funds a session with a MND physiotherapist or speech pathologist
$50 Provides lab consumables used in our research effort

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Please click here to donate.

What we have achieved so far (2014 - 2017)

  • Comprehensive care for 10% of Australians living with MND.
  • 70+ researchers working on MND.
  • 26 genes identified globally.
  • More than 25 global research partners.
  • 2 clinical trials underway.
  • Australia's largest MND Biobank.
  • 3 babies born without a faulty MND gene.
  • Australia's first indigent fund for MND patients unable to access care.
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