Fundraise in your community, donate blood or attend one of our events.
There are many ways, big and small, you can support the Heart Research Institute. We've listed them below.
Giving through your pre-tax salary is a simple, effective tax-free way to give. Plus, every day that you go in to work, you can feel proud that you are also working towards preventing and curing heart disease.
What is workplace giving?
Workplace giving is where you give a regular donation from your pre-tax pay, managed through payroll. Provided you are employed, it should be possible for you to support HRI via workplace giving, although the set-up will vary from employer to employer.
Does your employer already have a workplace giving scheme?
Many companies have a workplace giving scheme in place, and some incentivise this by offering to match or top up the donations you make. Companies will either manage their workplace giving in-house or through a provider.
Please check with your HR department whether they use a provider, or manage workplace giving in-house.
- If your company uses a provider: HRI is already registered with Good2Give and Good Company. If your company uses one of these providers, you will be able to support HRI through your company’s existing platform. If your company uses a different provider, please contact us, and we can investigate setting up the HRI with your company’s provider.
- If your company manages workplace giving in-house: Please put the relevant member of your HR department in touch with us, and we will then work together to get you set up and donating to the HRI.
If there no workplace giving scheme in place
Please let your HR department know that you would like to support the HRI in this way. We can offer step-by-step support to HR and Finance departments to set up workplace giving donations on a case-by-case basis. To access this support, please contact us.
Donate blood for research
By making a blood donation, you can help our research into preventing heart attacks and strokes.
The Thrombosis Group is currently calling on blood donations to continue our vital research into the investigation of new anti-clotting approaches to prevent heart attack and stroke.
"We need a donor a day at the moment to do all the testing needed to advance this exciting research," says researcher Jessica Maclean. "We're even able to accept some donors who are not able to donate to the Red Cross Blood Bank service."
Blood donors must be aged 18 and 60 years, and not currently taking anti-clotting or anti-inflammatory medication including aspirin and ibuprofen. Donors give between 100 and 400ml of blood per donation, with collections held at the Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney in Camperdown, between 8am and 10am. Donors will receive reimbursement for their travel or parking costs.
Jackpot and weekly lotteries
Support heart research and go in the draw to win cash prizes with the Jackpot and Weekly Lotteries! There are four jackpot draws each year with up to $10,000 in prizes or five lotteries per month with prizes ranging from $50 to $500.
Plus, when you sign up to the weekly lottery you automatically receive free entry into our four jackpot draws every year!
Adopt a Hero of the Heart Lion
Join the growing number of everyday heroes by adopting a Lion. HRI’s Hero of the Heart Lion program helps provide funding for heart research.
You’ll receive an adorable lion, a personalised Certificate of Appreciation, and quarterly email newsletters and updates from HRI.
Charity Housie is a fast and exciting game, similar to bingo, played in clubs across NSW. Players buy books of tickets for the chance to win cash prizes ranging from $100 and over $1000.
Various clubs across NSW have chosen HRI as the beneficiary of their Charity Housie games.
Thinking of taking out a home loan?
NAB are committed supporters of HRI. They offer a special home-loan package to HRI family and friends where a percentage of each loan is donated back to the HRI to help fund life-saving research.
If you are looking to take out a home loan and would like to support the HRI at the same time, contact NAB on the details below to find out more.