Every dollar helps the cause
Did you know that up to 10,000 young people across Australia are living with juvenile arthritis, with some diagnosed as young as 1 or 2 years old.

You’re never too young to have arthritis – and we need your help to support and advocate for children who live with this incurable and painful disease.

Every dollar helps. After all, if 10 people raise $1,000 each that’s $10,000!

Ideas for donations or fundraising

Achieve a personal milestone

There are many ways you can donate or fundraise. Here are some ideas to get you started.


Celebrations – birthday, wedding or anniversary coming up? Maybe ask for donations this year instead of gifts – and help children with juvenile

At school – host a fundraiser at your school with a mufti day, food stalls or other event.

At work – make JAFA the beneficiary of your work event or host your own morning tea.

Can you set a personal challenge or reach a milestone to help raise funds?


Maybe you can run, swim, ride, climb, trek, step, walk, give up alcohol, colour your hair ……..

Whatever your activity, set a target and invite your friends and colleagues to support you in raising funds for JAFA.

Your can also participate in pre-organised events such as fun runs, bike rides, marathons, and others. Join in locally or make it bigger with a state, national or international achievement.

Where do I begin?

If you’re thinking of raising money for JAFA, we would love to hear from you!

Please complete the form below so we know a bit more about you and your fundraising plans.


We will then contact you to talk about your plans.


Once details are confirmed we will provide you with a letter giving you ‘Authority to Fundraise’ on behalf of JAFA.

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Yes. Once you have registered we will send you details on how to do this – its easy!

JAFA is a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible for Australian residents.

  • Early Diagnosis Campaigns to ensure rapid access to effective treatment and reduce pain
    and long term in children with arthritis.


  • Vital Research Funding to better understand and combat the physical and mental impacts of
    juvenile arthritis; improve treatment methods, and ultimately find a cure.


  • Political Advocacy for sustainable, systems change to ensure optimal access to the right
    services in the right place and the right medications at the right time for all children with
    arthritis no matter who they are or where they live.


  • Information and Education to support families to understand and manage the treatment
    and daily challenges of a life with juvenile arthritis, and to advocate effectively for their
    child’s and their own needs for support.


  • Peer Support Programs connecting children who are socially isolated due to pain and
    physical limitations so they can share experiences with others like themselves, or simply
    hang out with someone who understands.