Allergy Fundraising: Help Support Patient Organisations and Medical Research

Would you like to be more involved in helping charities that support people living with allergies? And medical research into allergic disease? You can do more than just make a donation. There are many different ways you can contribute to allergy fundraising.

Being actively involved in allergy fundraising events is a great way to help make a difference for people living with allergies.

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What can you do to help?

While donations are always welcome, there are many other ways to help support allergy organisations and medical research. Here are some ideas great allergy fundraising ideas:

  • become a member of your local allergy patient support organisation;
  • make a donation yourself (amounts over $2 donated to registered charities are tax deductible);
  • run a birthday fundraiser (ask for donations instead of gifts);
  • make a tribute donation or sponsorship in honour of a family member or friend;
  • purchase items from a charity’s store or during fundraising campaigns;
  • raise awareness of fundraising campaigns by sharing a post with your friends on social media;
  • leave a bequest in your will; or
  • organise your own fundraising event.

Don’t be overwhelmed at the last suggestion. A fundraiser doesn’t have to be a lavish event. It could be as simple as organising an allergy friendly morning tea at your home, school or workplace and asking for a gold coin donation. Or you could organise a quiz night or movie night.

Many organisations are happy to provide you with fundraising ideas.

Food Allergy Week (in Australia this is held in May each year) is an ideal time to get involved and raise awareness of food allergies at the same time as raising funds.

Who to support?

We’ve put together a list of some of the organisations doing amazing work for people with allergies. If the organisation has a fundraising page, we’ve included that too to make it easy for you.


ORGANISATIONDonations pageFundraising ideas
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to listen, guide and educate Australians living with allergic disease.
Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australia
AIFA aims to improve the health of people living with allergy and immune diseases by funding medical research and raising public awareness.
Asthma Australia
Asthma Australia is a for-purpose, consumer organisation with a history of improving the lives of people with asthma.
ausEE Inc
ausEE Inc. is Australia’s peak national support and patient advocacy organisation representing Australians living with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder (EGID) including Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE)
Kids Research at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
(Allergy and Immunology Research)
Kids Research is committed to better understanding the diseases of childhood and to discover innovative treatments to help children and young people live their healthiest lives.
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
MCRI specialises in discoveries that transform child health.”
MCRI’s Centre for Food and Allergy Research investigates “factors that cause, prevent and improve food allergies.
National Allergy Centre of Excellence
The National Allergy Centre of Excellence (NACE) is Australia’s peak allergy research body. Drug, food, insect and respiratory allergy experts have joined the NACE to help build tools and infrastructure to accelerate research and improve the lives of five million Australians living with allergic disease.
South Australia Health & Medical Research Institute
…South Australia’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute. We’re home to more than 700 medical researchers, working together to tackle the biggest health challenges in society today.
SAHMRI Women & Kids theme conducts research through the Child Nutrition Research Centre investigating how to reduce allergic disease in early childhood.
Telethon Kids Institute
The Childhood Allergy and Immunology Research (CAIR) team conducts research investigating nutritional strategies for allergic disease prevention including clinical trials, mechanistic studies and translatable research activities, all with the goal of reducing the rising burden of allergic diseases – now affecting more than one in every four individuals in our community.
TiARA – Tick Induced Allergies Research & Awareness
Helping people with tick induced allergies including AlphaGal allergy. From education and awareness to research.
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
one of Australia’s leading biomedical research organisations, with a national and international reputation for performing highly influential basic and translational research.
Our researchers are studying the immune system to improve our understanding of why allergies develop and how to better treat them.”


ORGANISATIONDonations pageFundraising ideas
Allergy New Zealand
Allergy New Zealand is a national membership-based, not-for-profit society whose primary role is to provide information, education, and support to the many thousands of New Zealanders living with allergies, including those at risk of anaphylaxis


ORGANISATIONDonations pageFundraising ideas
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
AAFA is dedicated to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease for people with asthma and allergies through support, advocacy, education and research
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.


ORGANISATIONDonations pageFundraising ideas
Food Allergy Canada
a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Canadians with food allergies live with confidence


ORGANISATIONDonations pageFundraising ideas
Allergy UK
We are the leading national charity dedicated to supporting those with allergies.
Anaphylaxis Campaign
Supporting people at risk of severe allergies.

Allergy Spot is committed to encouraging support for organisations like these. Our aim is to support those who help people living with allergies and undertake important research into both prevention and treatment of allergies. You can read more on our Giving page.

If you know of another organisation that should be included in this list – or other ideas for allergy fundraising – please let us know.

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