• What are the Health Smart Grants?

    The Health Smart Grants are our newly released annual grant program that is replacing our Community Grant Program which was delivered across Australia for 10 years. 

    You can find out all the details of the new grant program by visiting the Health Smart Grants tab

  • How do I apply for a Health Smart Grants?

    The Health Smart Grants are open for Expressions of Interest from 1 - 30 August 2019. 

    To apply, you must first check your organisation's eligibility, read the Grant Guidelines and complete an EOI form

    Between 1-30 August, there will be an online form at the Apply page where you can upload your EOI form.

  • What is an eligible organisation?

    To be eligible to receive funding from nib foundation an organisation must meet set criteria as outlined on our Eligibility page. 

  • When will applications be accepted?

    The 2019 Health Smart Grant will be open 1-30 August 2019. And annually thereon. 

    Applications will only be accepted during the designated grant rounds, via our online lodgement form available on the Apply page while a grant round is open. Please do not submit applications outside of our annual grant round.

  • What regions around Australia are eligible?

    nib foundation provides grants to both regional and metropolitan communities throughout Australia, with a particular focus on the Hunter. 

  • How much money can I apply for through the Health Smart Grants program?

    The funding amount under the Health Smart Grants program is fixed at $40,000. Six grants will be awarded each year, with two recipients having their funding amount doubled, as decided by nib members and the broader public. 

  • How many Health Smart Grants are available in each round?

    6 Health Smart Grants will be offered each annual grant round. 

  • Can I reapply if I have received a grant in the past?

    We welcome Expressions of Interest from charities who have received Community Grant support in the past. However, it is important that applicants have a good understanding of the Grant Guidelines to assess their suitability for funding. 

  • Can my organisation apply for more than one Health Smart Grant?

    We ask that you only submit one application per organisation. Please contact us if you require assistance in determining which of your projects best meets our criteria.

  • What types of projects have been supported in the past?

    For information about our current and past partners, please visit our Multi-Year Partners page our Community Partners page. More information on our partners can be found in our annual Community Reports

    Given the Health Smart Grant program is in its first year, we do not have examples of projects funded under the grant program. 

  • Can I apply for a Multi-Year Partnership with nib foundation?

    Application to the Multi-Year Partnerships program is by invitation only. This program supports a small number of organisations with substantial sized grants over a number of years. Organisations may submit their project concepts from time to time when we call for Expressions Of Interest. We will not be delivering an Expression of Interest round in 2019. 

  • Does nib foundation support research projects?

    The Multi-Year Partnership and Health Smart Grant programs do not fund pure research, medical research or clinical trials, however we do consider projects that translate new evidence into practice in a way that is practical, scalable and promotable, and meets all our other criteria. 

  • Who do I contact for more information?

    For more information about nib foundation, please Contact Us.

  • Do projects have to be formally evaluated?

    No, we only expect to see a formal evaluation being undertaken if it makes sense for the applicant organisation and the project you are applying for. Evaluation may not be appropriate for small grass roots projects. For larger pilot projects of new and emerging concepts we will support the cost of evaluation as a component of the budget.

  • What items can I request funding for?

    We fund the salary and wages of the people who will be delivering the project you apply for, plus any additional costs associated with delivering and evaluating the project including travel, printing, consumables, supervision, technology development and external advice.

    We do not fund core operating costs which we define as the expenses associated with your organisation existing and operating its core projects, including office overheads and salary of key positions.

  • Do we need co-funding for our programs?

    No, nib foundation is willing to contribute 100% of the cost of a project. We are also happy to jointly fund a project with other donors, however we prefer not to make a small contribution as part of a very big project.

  • Will I be required to measure the outcomes of the programs?

    We believe that all projects benefit from undertaking some level of outcomes measurement as part of the delivery of the project. nib foundation will work with successful applicants to find an approach which is both useful and appropriate for the nature and size of the project.

    Download our Outcomes Guide: Tips for applicants for more information on our approach to measuring the outcomes of Community Grants.