• Supporting children with rare diseases

    28 February 2017

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    As Rare Disease Day takes place nationally today, we are delighted to be supporting Hemispherectomy Foundation Australia (HFA)'s upcoming educational workshops, which aim to improve the rehabilitation knowledge of families and achieve optimal health and wellbeing outcomes for children who have undergone hemispherectomy brain surgery. 
  • Knights hit the surf to launch new approach to breaking the cycle of homelessness

    22 February 2017

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    Mental health issues are both a cause and symptom of homelessness in young people. To help break the cycle of homelessness, we have funded Me Unlimited!, a new program by Path 2 Change that empowers vulnerable young people to better manage their mental health symptoms and improve their lives through physical activity.

    In a fitting launch to the wellness program, young participants were joined today at Nobby's Beach by stars of the Newcastle Knights for a surf lesson hosted by Surfest.

  • CaLD students learn vital water safety

    20 February 2017

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    In the last financial year, 280 people drowned in Australia, many of whom were from Culturally and Liguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds. To help reduce the number of water incidents and fatalities, we are proud to be funding a Life Saving Victoria aquatic skills program for CaLD youth that is taking place in Melbourne’s South Eastern Suburbs.

  • OzHarvest distributes four million meals in the Hunter region

    20 February 2017

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    This month OzHarvest Newcastle celebrates an incredible milestone - delivering its four millionth meal.

    We're proud to be renewing our partnership for the seventh consecutive year with a $50,000 grant, enabling the charity to fund vital operational costs and expand its food rescue operations during 2017.

  • Helping the Dungog community bounce forward

    13 February 2017

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    In 2015, the small town of Dungog in NSW was ravaged by devastating floods. The community came together in an incredible show of strength in the wake of the natural disaster, and has taken giant strides down the long road to recovery. 

  • We’re seeking our new Multi-Year Partners

    3 February 2017

    MYP EOIs Now Open

    Do you work for or know of a not-for-profit organisation with an innovative health promotion or primary prevention initiative that needs funding support to take it to the next level?

     We are looking to partner with eligible groups that are breaking new ground in helping to prevent the onset of chronic disease, the leading cause of illness, disability and death nationally*. 

  • Good Sports Junior clubs enjoy a day to remember!

    24 January 2017

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    Some of NSW Rugby League's all-time greats were on hand at Crestwood Oval in Baulkham Hills yesterday to pass on their skills and knowledge to 20 junior players from rugby league clubs that are participants in the nib foundation-supported Good Sports Junior program.

  • Giving a warm welcome to our 2016 Community Partners this festive season

    14 December 2016

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    As Christmas draws near, we are excited to extend a festive welcome to the recipients of our 2016 Community Grant Program, with 10 new charity partners across Australia receiving a share in almost $340,000 in funding. 
  • nib foundation appoints new Board member

    8/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

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    nib foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of nib's Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Michelle McPherson, to our Board of Trustees.
  • Young Parents Group supports families in Hunter New England

    5 December 2016

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    Our new partnership with the Young Parents Group program at The Place: Charlestown Community Centre is set to improve the mental and social wellbeing as well as build the capacity of young parents in the Hunter New England region.

  • Upper Hunter community learns Mental Health First Aid

    28 November 2016

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    We're helping Upper Hunter Community Services (UHCS) to deliver Mental Health First Aid programs to students, teachers and parents at Muswellbrook High School with our community grant.
  • Good causes supported through nib employee grants program

    17 October 2016

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    We are helping nib's employees support the community causes closest to them as part of this year's Good Cause Grants initiative.

  • Innovative app to support carers

    17 October 2016

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    We're helping Palliative Care Australia (PCA) develop a unique app that offers a platform for carers of a person with a life-limiting illness to create a community of care with their broader network of family and friends.  

  • New resource helping parents of children with Down syndrome navigate the education system

    13 October 2016

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    This Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we are proud work in partnership with Down Syndrome Victoria to launch a series of online resources and support workshops that help parents and carers to navigate the often overwhelming education system. 

  • Supporting the supporters of people who have attempted suicide in the Hunter

    4 October 2016

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    There are nearly 2,400 suicide attempts in the Hunter every year.

    Family members, friends and carers play an important role in supporting the recovery of a person who has attempted suicide. In conjunction with the start of Mental Health Month, beyondblue has launched The Way Back Support Service which will be delivered in the Hunter by a consortium of local organisations including Hunter Primary Care.

    As part of this broader program, we are very pleased to support the Guiding Their Way Back Support Groups that are designed to support the family and friends of those who have attempted suicide.

  • Making a big difference to the lives of those living with limb loss

    4 October 2016

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    This National Amputee Awareness Week (4-11 October), we’re joining our long term partner Limbs 4 Life to increase support and awareness of the estimated 2,500 children and young people living with a limb difference nationwide.

  • nib employees make a difference to heartfelt families

    5 September 2016

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    We are proud to help nib's employees support community causes that are important to them through our Good Cause Grants initiative. 

  • New service supports NSW stroke survivors on the road to recovery

    31 August 2016

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    We're proud to be helping stroke survivors across New South Wales access dedicated support when they leave hospital by funding the Stroke Foundation's new Follow Up service.

  • nib recognised for contribution to the Hunter community

    8 August 2016

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    nib's commitment to the Hunter community has been recognised at the 2016 Hunter Business Awards, taking out the Contribution to the Region category. This award acknowledges the amazing work nib foundation undertakes in supporting our local charity partners. 

  • nib nominated as finalist for 2016 Hunter Business Awards

    13 July 2016

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    nib health funds has been nominated as a finalist in the Contribution to the Region category for this year's Hunter Business Awards, in recognition of the work nib foundation delivers in the Hunter community through its commitment to local charity partners. 

  • Earbus WA hears their calling as celebrations for NAIDOC week get underway

    4 July 2016

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    As celebrations for this year's NAIDOC week kick-off, we would like to acknowledge the achievements of our community partner, the Earbus Foundation of WA. As a children's charity that works with experts from education, health, culture and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of middle-ear disease in Aboriginal children across Western Australia, Earbus Foundation's ultimate aim is to bridge "the health-gap" and achieve equal opportunities for all.

  • OzHarvest Newcastle food rescue program expands into Port Stephens

    30 June 2016

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    To help meet the growing demand for food relief across the Hunter region, we are pleased to announce additional funding support to help OzHarvest Newcastle expand its successful food rescue program into Port Stephens.

  • Central Coast girls get the funding boost they need to make a go of it

    30 June 2016

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    PCYC Bateau Bay is making headway in reducing youth crime rates on the Central Coast through its Go Girls initiative, a capacity building program designed to assist young women aged 12 to 16 years who are at risk of involvement in criminal activity. 

  • Grant tips – reading between the guidelines

    6 June 2016

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    We understand that putting together a grant application is time consuming and challenging, so we've put together some suggestions that we hope you can add to your grant writing toolkit, whether you are a first timer or a seasoned professional.

  • Off-field bravery wins on-field Origin dream

    6 June 2016

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    Through our work with the Good Sports Junior program, a brave eight-year-old rugby league player, Jake Brennan, scored a once-in-a-lifetime Origin experience less than a year after being involved in a life-threatening car accident.

  • Volunteers give happy to live happy

    12 May 2016

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    As part of 2016 National Volunteers Week we want to say a big thank you to those who selflessly dedicate their time to contribute to the work of our charity partners. All of the community partners we have supported since 2008 rely on volunteers in some capacity, with several depending entirely on volunteers to achieve their mission. 

  • 2016 Community Grant funding round opens soon

    11 May 2016

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    Applications for our eighth annual Community Grant funding round open soon. From the 1 to 30 June 2016, we invite eligible community groups to apply for funding of between $5,000 and $50,000 to support community based initiatives that foster improved health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable and at risk groups.

  • nib foundation welcomes new Board Member

    2 May 2016

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    nib foundation is delighted to announce that nib's Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, Matthew Neat, has been appointed to our Board of Trustees.

  • Time to shine for inspirational young Cats fan

    30 March 2016

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    Through nib's corporate partnership with the Geelong Cats, Lachlan Fraumano, a 12-year-old carer from Wangaratta, was given his time to shine when he joined the Cats Captain in leading the team onto the field for their season opener at the MCG on Monday, 28 March. 

  • 2016 Community Grant Guidelines available now

    24 March 2016

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    Guidelines for our 2016 Community Grant Program have been released. Applications will be open from 1-30 June 2016 and eligible community groups are invited to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help deliver innovative programs that address specific health challenges faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians. 
  • Grants available now via Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

    17 March 2016

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    The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal is offering $300,000 in grants under its 2016 Innovation for Community Impact (I4CI) program to address pressing and persistent social issues facing communities across the Hunter New England, Mid-North and Central Coast districts.
  • Helping young mums find support to raise newborns

    8 March 2016

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    With the help of our community grant program, WEA Hunter Foundation is offering young, first-time mums in Raymond Terrace greater access to support services through a program that aims to develop confident parenting skills and a greater understanding about better health choices.

  • A mentally healthier world for young people

    11 February 2016

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    Congratulations to our long term partner Black Dog Institute who today launched HeadStrong 2.0, an evidence based teaching resource aligned to the national school curriculum. HeadStrong 2.0 uses the witty and engaging imagery of artist Matthew Johnstone to help high school teachers educate young people about mental health and resilience.

  • 2015/16 Community Report released

    29 February 2016

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    We are pleased to announce that our 2015/16 Community Report is now available. The report provides insights into some of the programs nib foundation is currently supporting and highlights the way we work with our charity partners to foster improved community health and wellbeing.

  • Helping sporting clubs put the health of junior members first

    12 January 2016

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    We are pleased to be getting behind the new Good Sports Junior initiative, which will see a number of sporting clubs across Victoria and New South Wales create a safer club environment for young members by promoting positive role modelling and health messages.
  • Announcing our new Community Partners

    5 January 2016

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    We are delighted to announce that 11 community groups throughout the country have received a New Year's boost, sharing in $315,000 of funding from our seventh annual Community Grant Program. 

     

  • nib employees get into the spirit of Christmas

    24 December 2015

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    For many people Christmas is the hardest time of year. nib employees embraced the Christmas spirit and donated an incredible112 kilograms of food and supplies to our partner, OzHarvest. The non-perishable food items will help families who are struggling through the holiday period when many support agencies are closed. 
  • Improving oral health care for young people with an intellectual disability

    23 December 2015

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    People with special needs experience substantially higher levels of oral disease and greater barriers to accessing dental care compared to other members of the community. 

    To help bridge this gap, we have funded Inclusion Melbourne's development of Your Dental Health, a dental care resource guide to support young people with a disability, and their carers to navigate the dental health system more easily.

  • Listen in: Audio stories help young people deal with tough times

    21 December 2015

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    ReachOut Australia has teamed up with young Australian actors to make audio stories that can help young people deal with social and mental health issues, particularly across the holiday season.
     

    ReachOut Australia is making mental health help more accessible for young people and we are excited to support them in adapting some of their most high-demand topics from their website into an audio format for listening on the go. 

  • Opening Doors for teens in the fight against domestic violence

    30 November 2015

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    With close to 30,000 domestic violence incidents reported in NSW alone last financial year*, we are proud to support Tantrum Theatre with the rollout of an interactive performance that aims to inform and empower young people on the issues of domestic violence and sexting.

  • Additional funding for Families Supporting Families committed for 2016

    2 November 2015

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    nib foundation is pleased to commit to another year of support of Families Supporting Families (FSF) in 2016, with an additional $5,000 grant to be directed towards the Carer Café Plus program. The program provides carers of children with special needs the opportunity to connect with one another to share information and experiences, as well as offer support services and education. 

  • Livewire performs ‘House on the Haunted Hill’ for Halloween

    2 November 2015

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    Seriously-ill teens at Perth's Princess Margaret Hospital have been given the chance to express their creativity for Livewire's annual 'House on the Haunted Hill' Halloween play. 
  • Surf’s Up. Helping disabled participants to catch waves

    19 October 2015

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    The Hunter Branch of Disabled Surfers Association (DSA) is gearing up for the upcoming summer season. A grant from nib foundation has enabled them to purchase a much needed custom-built trailer that will be used to secure and transport equipment, and in turn help more participants access the program.
  • OzHarvest celebrates five years of service in Newcastle

    19 October 2015

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    Since 2010, OzHarvest Newcastle has rescued more than a million kilograms of food from across the region and in turn provided more than 3 million meals to the Hunter's most vulnerable people. In celebration of five years in the Hunter, nib foundation joined other partners and supporters at a fundraising luncheon in Newcastle.
  • Be Aware. Live healthy. Get checked

    10 Setpember 2015

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    One in six people will suffer a stroke at some stage in their lifetime. Our partner, National Stroke Foundation, is encouraging all Australians to be stroke aware for National Stroke Week this month.

  • Australian Paralympian Ben Roche launches Score! in Mallee

    13 August 2015

    Mildura Launch News Story

    Our community partner, Disability Sport & Recreation, launched their Score! program in Mallee last week, with a little help from Paralympic soccer player Ben Roche.

  • Young Cats fan achieves dream running onto field with sporting heroes

    12 August 2015

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    12-year-old Mitchell Bond got the opportunity to run onto the field with Geelong Cats captain, Joel Selwood and the team on Saturday in front of more than 30,000 fans.

  • ausEE launch new book

    29 July 2015

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    Our community partner, ausEE, has launched its latest children's book Olivia and Kate, Two Girls, One Story. Olivia and Kate, Two Girls, One Story aims to promote awareness of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and also raise much needed funds to improve the lives of those affected by the illness.
  • Mobility Program for vision-impaired children ventures to Knights training

    29 July 2015

    Guide dogs Mobility Knights Day

    Seven young participants in the Guide Dogs' Mobility Adventures program took a special detour from their scheduled activities recently when they visited the Newcastle Knights' training at Wests Mayfield.

  • nib foundation launches first television commercial

    29 July 2015

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    We're excited to be launching our first television commercial promoting the foundation and demonstrating how 'It's good to help people who help people'. 

  • Dungog community receives funding from nib foundation

    28 June 2015

    Dungog Business Awards

    In April, the Upper Hunter township of Dungog was left devastated by unprecedented floods, which damaged and destroyed homes, and tragically, saw three people lose their life. In the wake of the catastrophic events, we have partnered with the local community centre to provide specialty support services to those affected by the natural disaster.

  • Mobility Program for vision-impaired children ventures to NSW Origin Camp

    3 July 2015

    Guide Dogs Mobility Program visits Origin Camp

    Participants in the Guide Dogs' Mobility Adventures program took a special detour from their scheduled activities when they visited the NSW State of Origin camp in Coffs Harbour. The children took to the training field with NSW Origin stars including Trent Merrin, Boyd Cordner, Josh Morris and Trent Hodkinson.

  • Carers and families receive much needed support to connect, learn and grow

    19 May 2015

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    New Carer's Café Plus workshops hosted by our partner, Families Supporting Families (FSF), helping Hunter families and carers of children with special needs to overcome social isolation and build strong social networks to better support their children.

  • HeadStrong building resilience in young people

    12 May 2015

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    Our partnership with Black Dog Institute has helped develop three new interactive online learning courses about youth mental health. The resources have been designed to support Black Dog Institute's HeadStrong school curriculum resource, first launched in 2011 with our funding.

  • New guidelines to make applying for a Community Grant easier

    27 April 2015

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    Our new Community Grant Application Guidelines make applying for a Community Grant from nib foundation more straightforward. Our downloadable Grant Guidelines kit is designed to answer all your questions about our Community Grant in one print friendly document. 

  • nib foundation says Hello Sunday Morning

    27 April 2015

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    Hello Sunday Morning is a movement towards a better drinking culture that aims to help people improve their relationship with alcohol. We're proud to partner with Hello Sunday Morning in support of their new smartphone app, launched today.

  • Newcastle Knights players share their skills at CanTeen Camp

    17 April 2015

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    Newcastle Knights players joined a group of young people affected by cancer at CanTeen's Autumn Program in Point Wolstoncroft yesterday for a footy skills session. The visit was made possible by our partnership with CanTeen and nib's corporate partnership with the Knights.

  • Score! to connect young people with disability to sport and recreation

    16 April 2015

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    We're proud to announce the launch of Score!, an online resource for young Victorians with disability to find sport and recreational activities that is supported through our multi-year partnership with Disability Sport and Recreation.

  • Program empowers carers to become their own disability support case coordinators

    16 April 2015

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    Learning Links new program is designed to combat the increasing demand for disability support case coordinators resulting from the rollout of the NDIS by empowering parents and carers to become their own case coordinators. 

  • I4CI grants awarded to tackle social issues in NSW

    15 April 2015

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    The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal has announced more than $470,000 in grant funds through the Innovation for Community Impact (I4CI) program, a new collaboratively funded initiative that nib foundation is proud to be part of. 13 projects will target social issues including domestic and family violence, education disengagement, juvenile crime and unemployment in NSW.

  • nib foundation announces new Multi-Year Partners

    4 March 2015

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    Central to our vision of making a positive and lasting impact on nationwide health issues is the support we provide to innovative not for profit organisations to help them develop new approaches to tackling our big health challenges. That's why we are excited to announce our new Multi-Year Partnerships, which will play a significant role in supporting the health and wellbeing of communities right across Australia. 

  • Our 2014/15 Community Report is now available

    18 February 2015

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    We are proud to launch our 2014/15 Community Report that highlights the achievements of the programs we support, providing insights into the wonderful work of our partners.
  • Community programs given New Year’s boost

    6 January 2015

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    Local community groups throughout Australia have received a bright start to 2015 after being granted funding as part of our sixth annual Community Grants Program.

  • nib employees get festive with kids at Starlight Express Room

    15 December 2014

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    A group of nib employees joined children at the John Hunter Hospital Starlight Express Room yesterday to lend a helping hand creating Christmas crafts.

    The team helped the young children get crafty with DYI craft activities including sock snowman and Christmas paper bunting. To add to the Christmas cheer, the employees also donated kids magazines, comics, DVDs and lego to the seriously-ill children.

    We've been proud to support the Starlight Children's Foundation since 2011 helping to rollout their unique Livewire program to hospitalised adolescents across Australia. Learn more about our partnership here.

  • Support for youth with limb deficiency and their families to be rolled out nationally

    2 December 2014

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    Children with limb deficiency and their families will no longer be a forgotten age group of amputees with the national expansion of our funding partner, Limbs 4 Life's unique program that alleviates the challenges associated with limb loss.

  • We are proud to have joined the fight against cancer this Bandanna Day

    31 October 2014

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    We were proud to join the fight against cancer by throwing our support behind CanTeen's annual fundraising campaign, National Bandanna Day.
  • Collaborative grants now open to encourage innovative social change

    31 October 2014

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    We have joined forces with a number of private philanthropy groups, along with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), to support the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal's new grants program - Innovation for Community Impact (I4CI).

  • Justin Doyle joins our Board

    14 October 2014

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    We're pleased to welcome our newest addition to the nib foundation Board, Mr Justin Doyle.

  • ‘Dads Can’ program named as finalist in 2014 Early Years Awards

    1 October 2014

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    Congratulations to our community partner, Kalparrin, whose Dads Can program has been named as a finalist in the 2014 Early Years Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements by those in the Victorian early childhood sector.

  • Black Dog Institute study confirms benefits of mental health lessons

    30 September 2014

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    A study conducted by the Black Dog Institute and published in the Journal of Adolescence in September, has found that school-based mental health education programs can help reduce stigma and improve mental health awareness.

  • Knights fans urged to support OzHarvest food drive

    28 July 2014

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    The generosity of Newcastle Knights' fans was on display once again on Friday night with many generously donating to the OzHarvest food drive.                  

  • Award-winning magic program comes to Brisbane

    15 July 2014

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    Australia's newest young magicians recently celebrated their completion of the inaugural Brisbane Amazing Magic Club with a grand performance in front of friends and family. 

  • Young fan from the Amazing Magic Club kicks life goal at State of Origin

    25 June 2014

    Jackson Love

    We provided a special opportunity for Jackson Love to stand proudly alongside his sporting idols and favourite player, Anthony Watmough in front of more than 80,000 spectators at Game 2 of State of Origin thanks to nib sponsorship of the NSW Blues.

  • 2014 Community Grant open 1-27 June

    1st June 2014

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    Do you know of a great community health and wellbeing program that needs support? Applications are now open for the 2014 nib foundation Community Grant funding round.

  • Forums educate and support people living with IBD

    15th May 2014

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    We are supporting Crohn's & Colitis Australia to conduct forums throughout NSW to address a growing demand for support and information for those with inflammatory bowel disease and their families.

  • Unique program to help Hunter kids tackle grief

    28 April 2014

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    A unique grief counselling program has begun in the Hunter with a special one-day support group at Tree Top Adventure Park earlier this month for young people who've suffered the unexpected death of someone in their family.
  • New program to prevent growing youth violence on the Central Coast

    8th April 2014

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    A new education and mentoring program, run by Bateau Bay Police Citizen Youth Club, is educating at-risk and troubled youths about the effects of violence and the consequences of committing assault-related offences.

  • Newcastle Jets visit Starlight room at John Hunter

    4 April 2014

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    The Newcastle Jets put smiles on the faces of some special kids today at the Starlight Express Room at the John Hunter Hospital.

  • Helping care for carers in Western Sydney

    13 May 2014

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    nib foundation is pleased to support a unique volunteer camp being held in Western Sydney to support volunteers of people living with HIV/AIDS this weekend.

  • Community programs receive a $380,000 Christmas present from nib foundation

    20 December 2013

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    Christmas has come early for local community groups across Australia with nib foundation announcing more than $380,000 in funding grants as part of its fifth annual Community Grants program.

    The funding will enable 13 charities to deliver unique approaches to improving the health challenges facing young people and carers.

  • nib employees support OzHarvest

    20 December 2013

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    nib's employee fundraising group MAD or "Make a Difference" Committee helped Hunter food rescue service OzHarvest this Christmas, collecting 182kg of food as part of their Christmas Food Drive.

  • Unique opportunity for special supporter

    9 September 2013

    Kahlia Billiet

    We helped Kahlia Billiet, a self-confessed Knights tragic and Starlight Room patron, live out her dream at Hunter Stadium on Sunday when she joined Knights captain Jarrod Mullen for the all-important coin toss prior to kick off.