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Membership of the Cri du Chat Support Group of Australia is currently free. The Committee has taken this position to minimise barriers to membership for anyone who may benefit from the mutual support offered by the group.

However, the organisation does have costs for insurance, printing, administration, website maintenance, and other running costs. When possible, a substantial part of the costs of the biennial family conference will be met from group funds so as to limit the costs for families who may wish to attend from across Australasia.

Hence members, and others, are encouraged to consider making a tax-deductible donation to support group running costs, family events, and other group initiatives that aim to support our families. Details are available if you wish to make a donation.

Request funding support for local events

Subject to availability of funds, the Cri du Chat support group may allocate funds to assist with the running of various events held on behalf of the group in Australia and New Zealand. These events may include, but are not limited to, family get togethers (lunches, zoo visits, weekends away), fundraising initiatives, and parent workshops. Such funding is intended to bring Cri du Chat Families together to help support one another and raise awareness for Cri du Chat Syndrome in Australia and New Zealand.

Funding will be approved at the discretion of the Cri du Chat Support Group Committee. Not all applications will be granted, and the amount granted may not be the full amount requested. We do ask that you try to fundraise where possible to help subsidise your event.

To request funding, download and complete this form and send the completed form to Jason Duffy at

Fundraising ideas

The Committee encourages members who are able to promote fundraising events to support the work of the group.