How Australians can donate to help India’s COVID-19 crisis

India is in urgent need of COVID-19 relief as new cases of the virus hit over 350,00 per day.

As this second wave of the virus takes hold of the country, the ABC reports that a lack of oxygen tanks has left the health system at breaking point.

Australia’s 700,000 strong Indian diaspora community are watching as loved ones in India face a big fight against the virus.

Concerned Australians are helping them by starting fundraisers and donating to help India fight the virus.

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Donate to verified India COVID-19 fundraisers

The fundraisers below have been verified by our Trust & Safety team and will be updated as new fundraisers are created and verified. All GoFundMe fundraisers are backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee which ensures that all funds on this page will go to those affected by India’s COVID-19 surge.

Haymarket NSW
India is currently in a state of medical emergency. The total cases are peakin…
Last donation 4mos ago
$1,709,870 raised of $2,000,000
$1,709,870 raised
Asquith NSW
We are a group of like-minded radiologists of Indian Origin who have come toge…
Last donation 3mos ago
$29,052 raised of $250,000
$29,052 raised
Earlville QLD
Cairns Indian Association (CIA) is a Not for Profit organization based in Cair…
Last donation 4mos ago
$22,627 raised of $25,000
$22,627 raised
Melbourne VIC
Namaskar Australia You are well aware of the human catastrophe currently unfold…
Last donation 4mos ago
$17,606 raised of $10,000
$17,606 raised
India is in urgent need of COVID-19 relief. India is battling a deadly second wa…
Last donation 2mos ago
$12,691 raised of $20,000
$12,691 raised
Truganina VIC
JMI Alumni VIC –  COVID-19 fundraiser   It will not be news for anyone to a…
Last donation 5mos ago
$12,262 raised of $15,000
$12,262 raised
Tennyson Point NSW
https://www.parikrmafoundation.org/  Parikrma Humanity Foundation is based in…
Last donation 1mo ago
$9,005 raised of $10,000
$9,005 raised
Pemulwuy NSW
COVID is sweeping through India like a tsunami, leaving thousands of casualtie…
Last donation 5mos ago
$4,993 raised of $51,000
$4,993 raised
Cremorne Point NSW
An Australian resident and Indian citizen, feeling helpless sitting 10,000 km aw…
Last donation 5mos ago
$4,005 raised of $10,000
$4,005 raised
Plumpton VIC
Achintya – The Inconceivable Inc. is joining hands with CORONA CARE B’LURU to he…
Last donation 4mos ago
$3,990 raised of $10,000
$3,990 raised
Sydney NSW
All donations will be verified and sent directly to the organisation.  In re…
Last donation 5mos ago
$3,750 raised of $3,000
$3,750 raised
Perth WA
    Hi Friends & Family, My name is Peter and I serve as pastor fo…
Last donation 3mos ago
$3,690 raised of $120,000
$3,690 raised
Prahran VIC
Last year my husband and I were lucky enough to travel to India to a small town …
Last donation 5mos ago
$3,495 raised of $20,000
$3,495 raised
Mayfield East NSW
India is facing a deadly second wave of COVID-19. On the 18 of April , the count…
Last donation 5mos ago
$3,160 raised of $20,000
$3,160 raised
Eastwood NSW
I work in Rural India and the conditions in Madhya Pradesh is very pathetic. The…
Last donation 5mos ago
$2,892 raised of $10,000
$2,892 raised
Bella Vista NSW
NOTE: The money collected will be transferred via bank transfer to the charity i…
Last donation 5mos ago
$2,390 raised of $10,000
$2,390 raised
Auburn NSW
Hi my name is Zulfiqar and I am fund raising for the Sushila who used to help …
Last donation 5mos ago
$1,500 raised of $5,500
$1,500 raised
Melton West VIC
Hi, My name is Vani and I’m fund raising for my father who has been infected w…
Last donation 5mos ago
$1,148 raised of $10,000
$1,148 raised
Blacktown NSW
Hi we at NRI speaks are tirelessly working to support home country with mor…
Last donation 5mos ago
$1,000 raised of $10,000
$1,000 raised
Auchenflower QLD
A couple of years ago I visited an orphanage in Chennai called the Hope Public…
Last donation 5mos ago
$960 raised of $500
$960 raised
Devon Meadows VIC
Funds will go towards purchase of Apheresis Machine to help blood bank save live…
Last donation 5mos ago
$770 raised of $10,000
$770 raised
Llandilo NSW
Hi, My name is Abhi and I am raising fund to help and support people stuck in …
Last donation 5mos ago
$750 raised of $100,000
$750 raised

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What is happening in India?

India has set a record of new daily coronavirus infections, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. India has ordered its armed forces to help tackle the virus and an official at Bhopal’s Bhadbhada Vishram Ghat crematorium said of the current situation: “It is as if we are in the middle of a war.”

As the Australian government maps out its response to the tragic situation in India, organisations that work to support India are fundraising to send oxygen urgently in an attempt to provide the health system with some relief, and save lives.

Top tips for emergency fundraising

If you want to take action by starting a fundraiser to help the situation in India, we recommend fundraising for registered charities such as Medicins Sans Frontieres, who have a long history of providing medical relief in India, or the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Many will already be working on the ground to help the situation and can direct your money into existing projects. With all emergency fundraising, be clear as to why the situation is so important and why the money is needed so urgently. Imagine your readers are not following the news.

If you would rather start a personal fundraiser, or know a family in need who you would like to fundraise for, be clear about what the funds are for. Make sure to mention in your description:

  • How you will withdraw the money
  • How you will distribute the funds to the beneficiary
  • What the funds will be used for
  • What organisations you will support if excess money is raised

We also recommend setting up withdrawals straight away to ensure the money can get where it needs to go in record time. This can be as quick as 3 days if you begin the process on the same day as launching your fundraiser.

Our team of customer service agents are on hand 24/7 if you have any questions. And remember, even if you can’t donate, one of the best things you can do is to share campaigns.