fara does not receive State or Commonwealth Government support and continues to rely on the family and friends of Friedreich Ataxia patients and the generosity of community groups and businesses within Australia and New Zealand to fund its research programs.

Individual donors

One off or regular donations can be made to fara here


Please be part of our determined efforts to find a cure for FA. This is how you can help.

$100 will house five FA mouse breeding pairs for a week
$250 will cover the weekly mouse maintenance costs for a pre-clinical study requiring 25 mice
$300 will support a research assistant working in an FA laboratory for a day
$1,500 will pay the salary of a gene therapy clinical trial research coordinator for one week
$2,500 will pay for the recruitment and preliminary evaluations of a patient enrolled in an FA clinical trial
$5,000 will provide the necessary laboratory supplies and reagents for FA gene therapy research for a month

Corporate partnership

In 2015 and 2016, Morgan Stanley Australia selected fara as their preferred charity partner. Offices around the country held fundraising events and activities to raise money for Friedreich Ataxia research and we are incredibly grateful for their efforts. Total donations from Morgan Stanley over the 2015-16 reached almost $60,000.

Please contact Sherelle at sherelle@fara.org.au if your company would like to nominate fara as its charity partner.


A bequest has a lasting legacy, benefiting future generations and allowing fara to continue with its world leading research to bring more effective treatments and a cure to FA patients. If you would like to learn more about leaving a gift in your will please email sherelle@fara.org.au

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