The Foundation has submitted a request for funding of $6 million over 3 years as an allocation in the 2014-2015 Federal Budget. This funding will provide for Macular Disease Foundation Australia’s national Helpline.
Since 2005 the Foundation has received an average of only $163,000 per year (excl. GST) in federal funding despite the high prevalence and enormous impact of macular disease, primarily macular degeneration.
No federal funding has been received for the Foundation’s Helpline. The current three year federal grant, ending in 2015, is for $442,393 (excl. GST) which is $147,464 per year.
The Foundation has prepared a campaign letter for you to support our funding submission, addressed to the Minister for Health, The Hon Peter Dutton MP.
How to help the Foundation
- Download the campaign letter here.
- Print and complete your personal details on the letter, sign and date in the space provided.
- Send the letter back to the Foundation by 1 April:
- Email: [email protected]; or
- Post to:
Macular Disease Foundation Australia
Suite 902, Level 9
447 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2000
The Foundation will ensure that all letters are delivered to the Minister for Health at Parliament House.
Download the campaign letter here.
12 March 2014