Funding research

A quick overview

Largest non-government funder

Largest funder

Kiss Goodbye to MS is the national fundraising campaign of MS Research Australia, the largest non-government funder of MS research in Australia.

Low administration costs

Lower costs

Kiss Goodbye to MS administration costs are well below the industry average, kept low by the contribution of pro bono support, a lean fundraising team, and a social media marketing approach.

$1,049,000 raised in 2015

Over 1M raised

In 2015 Kiss Goodbye to MS raised $1,049,000 for MS Research Australia. This contributed to the funding of 24 new grants this year.

The only global MS research campaign

Global MS

‘Kiss Goodbye to MS is the only global campaign that raises funds for MS research. In 2016 the campaign is running in 10 countries around the world.

Supporting 47 research projects

supporting 47

MS Research Australia is currently supporting 47 research projects that span a wide range of academic fields.

$1.8 million in funding allocated

million allocated

‘Funds raised by Kiss Goodbye to MS contribute to the overall funding of MS Research Australia, which in 2016 has allocated over $1.8 million in funding.

54 research institutions

54 institutions

Australia is at the forefront of MS research and is working with more than 54 research institutions and universities around Australia.

Over $3 million raised

Over 3miliion raised

Since Kiss Goodbye to MS began more than $3 million has been raised for ongoing research into MS.

In 2016 we will raise $1,200,000

2016 Goal

In 2016 we are aiming to raise $1.2 million to fund even more exciting research initiatives in 2017.

In 2016 we have a huge fundraising target of $1.2 million – which will allow us to continue to accelerate Australian research into MS. What can you do to help us get there?

MS Research Australia

About MS Research Australia

MS Research Australia’s mission is to accelerate research targeting the prevention, better treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis. Ultimately, MS Research Australia is working towards freedom from MS. It is not a question of ‘if’ a cure is found… it is a question of ‘when’.