$500K Available for Health Charities
3 June 2014 at 10:48 am
Up to $500,000 is up for grabs for 10 charities that provide innovative health and wellbeing initiatives around Australia as part of the 2014 nib foundation Community Grant funding round.
nib foundation Chairman Keith Lynch said the foundation was looking to support community-based projects that offer practical and unique solutions to address important issues affecting young people and carers.
“Since 2008, nib foundation has taken great delight in supporting a wide range of health projects across Australia that are making a real difference to the communities they serve by delivering some amazing results,” Lynch said.
“It really is these types of organisations and programs that we are looking to support. We want to partner with those groups that are working hard at a grassroots level and making a real change to the health and wellbeing outcomes in their region.”
Since its establishment, the foundation has committed more than $10 million in funding support to more than 60 charitable organisations across the nation – more than half of these projects provided outcomes in the NSW Hunter region.
A recent beneficiary is ARAFMI Hunter, which conducts support programs in Newcastle for carers of people living with Borderline Personality Disorder. The organisation received $35,000 from the nib foundation – which has allowed the organisation to expand in other Hunter region towns including Muswellbrook and Port Stephens.
ARAFMI Hunter Regional Manager Joanne Sinclair said the funding from nib foundation allowed them to meet the urgent need.
“The funding support from nib foundation will allow us to expand the program into other parts of the Hunter Region and close a gap that is currently having a significant effect on physical and mental health and wellbeing of our population,” Sinclair said.
The 2014 Community Grant funding round is open until June 27.
For more information and to download an application form, click HERE.