Community Grant - Apply in April 2018

nib foundation's Community Grant program supports community initiatives which will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers. 

A Community Grant round is held each year and applications are invited from eligible organisations across Australia.

Funding of $5,000 to $50,000 will be provided to 10-15 organisations each year to undertake projects that run for approximately 12 months.

Key dates for 2018

    • 1 March 2018 - Community Grant Guidelines and application form will be available
    • 3 April 2018 - Community Grant round opens
    • 30 April 2018 - Community Grant round closes
    • Mid-September 2018 - Applicants will be notified of grant round outcomes
    • November 2018 - Successful projects can commence from November, however many applicants prefer to apply for a calendar year project commencing January 2019.

Before you apply, check your organisation's Eligibility and read the assessment criteria on our Community Grant page.

For more information about our previous community partners please see the Community Partners page or view our latest Community Report.

Multi-Year Partnerships

Since 2009 nib foundation has established partnerships with 18 not-for-profit organisations, providing sizable grants over a number of years to address prevalent health issues in a new or innovative way. Until 2015 these partnerships focused on the needs of two specific groups; youth and carers. (Note: This partnership grant was previously called the National Grants program).

During 2016 we undertook a strategic review of our grant-making activity and revised the focus of the Multi-Year Partnership program. You can read more about our new direction on the Multi-Year Partnerships page.

Application to this program is by invitation only. Multi-Year Partnerships are normally identified proactively, and on an adhoc basis as a vacancy in this program becomes available. Each year, most of our budget is invested with our ongoing partners.

In early 2017 five new partnerships were approved as part of the Multi-Year Partnerships program. As such, we do not plan to recruit new Multi-Year partners in 2018. Find out more about our current partnerships here.