• Helping women Dress for Success

    12 March 2020

    Dress for Success
    Picking out an outfit that will help you look the part and feel confident, is a small but pivotal part of preparing for any job interview. And for Katherine, Ann and Leila, the benefits extend far beyond the physical.
  • Meet our 2020 Health Smart grants recipients

    27 February 2020

    health smart
    Six Australian charities have received a share of $240,000 in funding to promote healthy behaviours under our new grant program.
  • State of Mind Survey says we need to take more action on mental health

    4 December 2019

    Smiling Mind state of mind
    In partnership with Smiling Mind and the University of Newcastle, we've helped to deliver the State of Mind Survey which found that while Australians are doing well to talk about mental health, it's time to start taking more action. 
  • Smiling Mind launches new Stress Management program

    2 December 2019

    Smiling Mind (2)

    We've partnered with Smiling Mind to launch their new stress management mindfulness meditation program, designed to support Aussies when they're feeling distressed or overwhelmed.

  • Dignity offered to disadvantaged women in the Hunter region

    15 November 2019

    Share the dignity
    Three Dignity Vending Machines have been installed locally by our partner Share the Dignity to offer free sanitary items for Hunter women in need.
  • New partnership extends support to Hunter farmers impacted by drought

    6 November 2019

     drought partnership

    We've teamed up with the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation to provide $100,000 in funding to support farmers impacted by the ongoing drought in the Hunter region.

  • $1 million to Aboriginal health programs: focus on ‘closing the gap’

    30 October 2019

    Aboriginal Health Initiative
    We've announced a $1 million commitment aimed at helping to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. 
  • New medicinal cannabis and epilepsy website helping Australians to make more informed decisions

    18 September 2019

    C4E computer image

    In partnership with Epilepsy Action Australia, we've helped to launch a new website which aims to help thousands of Australians living with epilepsy to make more informed choices when it comes to the access and use of medicinal cannabis.

  • Daybreak app more than halves alcohol use in three months

    5 September 2019

    Hello Sunday Morning
    With our funding support, Hello Sunday Morning partnered with the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University to evaluate the effectiveness of their Daybreak program after three months use. 
  • Our 2019 Community Report is out now

    19 August 2019

    Comunity Report 2019 tile
    Take a glimpse into the nib's world of community giving and see the fantastic work of our partners.
  • New website to help Aussies eat and live better

    18 July 2019

    NMNT x2

    Together with the University of Newcastle, we've launched a new nutritional web platform helping young Aussie adults to improve their lifestyle and ultimately live healthier lives. 

  • Indigenous youth find connection through music

    4 June 2019

    We've partnered with Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation to launch Holyoake DRUMBEAT, using music to help support the mental health of Indigenous youth.
  • At-risk youth find mentors in Newcastle Knights players

    24 May 2019

    Knights Kick Off
    We've partnered with the Newcastle Knights and Juvenile Justice NSW to deliver the "Kick Off" program in support of Hunter youth.  
  • New program helps Hunter teens with disability live healthier lives

    23 May 2019


    We've helped Cerebral Palsy Alliance launch a unique program in the Hunter to assist local teens with a disability improve their health and wellbeing through physical and social activity.

  • Macorna Football Netball Club wins AFL experience of a lifetime

    22 May 2019

    Richmond Banner Comp

    We sent the winning club of our Good Sports Junior banner competition, Macorna Football Netball Club club, to the Richmond Tigers v Hawthorn Hawks game over the weekend for a once in a lifetime AFL experience.

  • Parents of children with a life-threatening illness form connections over coffee

    10 April 2019

    VSP coffee morning

    Having a cup of coffee has taken on a whole new meaning thanks to our new partnership between Victorian-based charity, Very Special Kids. 


  • Meet our 2019 Good Cause Grants recipients

    13 March 2019

    Good Cause grants
    Our employees voted and our 2019 Good Cause Grants' recipients have been announced!
  • Teenagers empowered to stand tall in new school self-defence program

    11 March 2019


    With International Women's Day just passed, we are proud to help launch Got Your Back Sista's 10-week self defence program in the Hunter region helping to educate teenage students on healthy relationships.

  • Hunter corporates unite to help out Hunter farmers

    21 February 2019


    We've teamed up with Hunter corporates to deliver drought relief for farmers in the Upper Hunter.  

  • Aussies encouraged to ‘self-love’ this Valentine’s Day

    14 February 2019


     Australians spend millions of dollars on Valentine’s Day presents each year, but our partner Smiling Mind want you to ditch the flowers and spend time on your own wellbeing instead.

  • Take a look back at 10 years with nib foundation

    6 February 2019

    Community Report cover 2018

    Our special 10th anniversary Community Report is out now!

  • We’ve welcomed our first female Chairman

    3 January 2019

    Judi Geggie
    We are thrilled to announce the appointment of our first female Chairman, Mrs Judi Geggie, to our independent volunteer Board following the retirement of former Chairman, Mr Keith Lynch.
  • Hip hip hooray it’s nibGIVE’s 1st birthday!

    30 November 2018

    This week marks one year since our corporate volunteering program nibGIVE launched and what a big year it's been!
  • Meet our new Community Partners!

    27 November 2018

    Community grant 2018
    We're excited to announce the support of ten new Community Grant partners dedicated to helping people and communities live healthier lives.
  • OzHarvest delivers over five million meals in the Hunter

    13 November 2018


    OzHarvest Newcastle has reached a major milestone, delivering the equivalent of over five million meals in the Hunter using more than 1.7 million kilograms of rescued food.

  • Three Hunter-based charities walk away with their share in $100k

    18 October 2018

    Pitch night main image

    Find out the results of our special pitch night event, as three incredible charities receive $100k in funding to support health and wellbeing initiatives in the Hunter community.

  • SWAP-It has launched in the Hunter!

    20 September 2018

    SWAP-It launch

    Our partner program SWAP-It has launched helping families to pack a healthier lunchbox for their kids.   

  • We’re providing a $50,000 support package to Hunter farmers affected by drought

    6 September 2018

    We’ve partnered with the Upper Hunter Community Services to provide assistance to drought-affected farmers and their families.
  • Free sex education workshops for young people with disability

    24/07/2018 12:00:00 AM

    FPNSW Photo1
    Family Planning NSW are holding their final free sex education workshops for parents and carers of young people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Nutrition Connect offering free online health program for families

    16 July 2018

    Nutrition Connect
     Nutrition Connect are giving you and your family the opportunity to join their free online program to help your children get healthier.     
  • Lucky young rugby league fan given VIP treatment at Origin!

    29 June 2018

    It was a night to remember for NSW fans and one lucky Good Sports Junior kid was there to experience first-hand all the on and off-field action!
  • Pitch for a share in $100k in celebration of our 10th anniversary. Applications now open!

    25 June 2018

    Pitch for a Healthy Cause

    We're launching a special grant round, Pitch for a Healthy Cause, in celebration of our 10th anniversary with $100k in funding up for grabs for charities dedicated to improving health and wellbeing outcomes of communities in the Hunter. 

  • WOW Surfing Experience set to make waves in Lake Macquarie

    24 April 2018

    WOW Surfers circle

    Hunter youth that are experiencing mental health issues will now be able to access the eight-week learn to surf program, WOW Surfing Experience, in Lake Macquarie.

  • Time is running out to apply for our 2018 Community Grants!

    23 April 2018

    Communty Grant Final Image

    There is only one week to go until our Community Grant round closes, so submit your application before it's too late!

  • Winners of our Good Sports banner competition enjoy the ultimate AFL experience

    9 April 2018

    ADF Banner Comp Photo

    Winners of our Good Sports Junior banner competition, The Macorna Football Netball Club, had the ultimate AFL experience after they led the Tigers' through their own designed banner and onto the field at the MCG!

  • 2018 Community Grant round now open!

    3 April 2018

    Kids on grass image

    Our 2018 Community Grant round is now open! Submit your application for an opportunity to receive up to $50,000 in funding.

  • Community grant tips: Reading between the lines

    22 March 2018

    WOW kids photo

    We've put together some great tips to help with your application for our 2018 Community Grant round.

  • Meet the winners of our Good Sports Junior AFL banner comp!

    14 March 2018

    ADF Banner Comp Winners

    We’ve teamed up with our partner, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, to create the ultimate AFL experience for one lucky Good Sports Junior club who will lead the Richmond Tigers through their own designed banner at the Tigers vs Carlton game!

  • Join us in support of the #OURMOB campaign

    12 March 2018


    We’re really proud to be supporting Brisbane Indigenous Media Association in their #OURMOB social media campaign addressing youth suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

  • Take a look at what we’ve been up to in our latest Community Report!

    6 March 2018

    comm report

    Our 2017-18 Community Report is now available, featuring our most recent partner programs and initiatives for you to explore!

  • Get a head start on your Community Grant application now!

    28 February 2018

    Girl on canoe
    We're giving charities across Australia a head start to get their applications ready for our Community Grant program, opening 3 April.
  • Conservation Volunteers Australia launches their free Green Gyms program

    16 February 2018

    Are you a carer of a friend or family member in Newcastle who is looking for a fun and free opportunity to keep active in a social outdoor setting? Well, we have the program for you! 


  • New partnership with University of Newcastle helping to improve healthier eating habits of young adults

    7 February 2018

    young adults

    Our new multi-year partnership with the University of Newcastle (UoN) aims to improve the eating habits of young adults through the development and delivery of the Nutrition For You (Nu4U) program.

  • Sylvanvale launches their Inclusive Classroom program

    6 February 2018


    Children of all abilities are catching a case of the green thumb thanks to Sylvanvale's therapeutic horticultural Inclusive Classroom made possible by our $40,000 Community Grant. 

  • New partnership with Smiling Mind empowering Aussies to take care of their mental health

    1 February 2018

    Smiling Mind Image

    We're excited to officially announce our Multi-Year Partnership with leading Australian mental health and mindfulness provider, Smiling Mind, encouraging Aussie adults to take just ten minutes out of their day to practice better mental health.

  • We're celebrating another great year of helping Aussies live healthier lives

    13 December 2017

    OzHarvest volunteer image

    With Christmas upon us, it's the perfect time for us to take a look back on the exciting year we've had working with our funding partners to tackle the health and wellbeing challenges facing Australians across the country. 

  • We’re thrilled to continue our support of the Good Sports Junior Program for further two years!

    11 December 2017

    ADF Photo Cricket

    Following the success of our initial three-year partnership with the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, we are delighted to announce an additional two years of funding to help expand the Good Sports Junior program nationally.

  • nib foundation funding boosts to tackle key health challenges facing youth and carers

    6 December 2017

    Teens image for 2017 CG announcement story

    Health and wellbeing projects across Australia have been given a much-needed funding injection with today's announcement of our support of 10 new charity partners as part of our 2017 community grant program.

  • We’re excited to announce the launch of nibGIVE this International Volunteers Day!

    5 December 2017

    nibGIVE logo
    This International Volunteers Day we’re excited to announce the launch of nibGIVE – our corporate volunteering program for nib employees who want to use their skills to help make the world a better place.
  • Survey indicates sporting clubs can do more to increase wellbeing of Aussie kids

    21 November 2017

    ADF Photo Girls Soccer

    A recent survey conducted by nib foundation partner, Alcohol and Drug Foundation has revealed parents believe sporting clubs should play a bigger role when it comes to promoting healthier, safer environments, including the promotion of family-friendly spectator behaviour.

  • Congratulations Kellyville Bushrangers, winners of the nib foundation Good Sports Junior Club of the Year Award!

    23 November 2017

    GSJ presentation

    Kellyville Bushrangers JRLFC has taken out the nib foundation Good Sports Junior Club of the Year Award at the 2017 Good Sports Awards.

    Presented by our Executive Officer, Amy Tribe, the award recognises and celebrates the passionate clubs and people who inspire healthy and strong sporting communities across Australia.

  • Our support for the Mark Hughes Foundation's fight against brain cancer

    14 November 2017

    MHF Trek Photo
    Last month, a group of 28 supporters of the Mark Hughes Foundation trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp to raise funds for brain cancer research.

    We've supported this great initiative by matching the $5,000 raised by nib employees to support the foundation's search for a cure for brain cancer.

  • Our grant program helps nib employees support good causes

    24 October 2017

    GCG announcement

    nib employees have chosen the five Good Causes closest to their hearts to support as part of our 2017 Good Cause Grants initiative.

    The annual grant program, jointly run by nib and nib foundation, offers employees the opportunity to nominate and vote for their choice of charity to receive a $5,000 grant.

  • AllowMe! app launches – creating communities of care for people approaching the end of their life.

    17 October 2017

    PCA Image woman kissing elderly man

    Palliative Care Australia has officially launched AllowMe! – an innovative app that creates a caring community around people with life-limiting illnesses.

    Allowme! mobile app, with funding support from nib foundation, was developed to provide a practical forum for carers to communicate to family members and friends how they can help share the workload.

  • Join us to say thank you this National Carers Week

    16 October 2017

    Hunter Institute of Mental Health Mother and Daughter Image

    This week marks National Carers Week, an opportunity to say thank you and acknowledge the amazing work of the more than 2.7 million carers in Australia.

    Just this week carers will provide 36 million hours of unpaid care. The replacement cost of this is $1.1 billion.

  • WA students fight drugs with film

    18 August 2017

    CCF winners

    Student filmmakers in Western Australia have developed short films to put the spotlight on the negative effects of drug and alcohol abuse on youth mental health.

    The Youth Interactive Film Project, supported by foundation, culminated in a special awards ceremony where young filmmakers from Cyril Jackson Senior Campus took out the top prize.

  • A day to celebrate youth in our community

    11 August 2017

    Youth day 2017

    International Youth Day brings the international community together to build awareness to the cultural and legal issues facing today’s youth.

    To mark the day this year, we sat down with some of the fabulous young people connected with our foundation to hear about their unique youth initiatives and programs.

  • Artistic exploration helps improve wellbeing of WA youth

    28 July 2017

    Collie Workshop

    Collie Art Gallery has taken Western Australian youth on a creative journey to help them develop stronger connections to the local community, while also improving their wellbeing.

    Works developed as part of this arts engagement program that was supported through our 2016 Community Grant, will feature as part of Emergence, a special mixed exhibition that launches on 4 August.   

  • Renee and Simon's stroke journey

    3 July 2017

    My Stroke Journey


    Renee Lobley's life changed forever in 2010 when her husband, Simon, suffered a stroke.

    It has been a long road to recovery, a journey made even more difficult by the limited follow-up support available to their family. Renee and Simon's story is not unique and a reason why The Stroke Foundation established My Stroke Journey; a resource for stroke survivors and their carers.

  • Telehealth trial connecting rural kids to better nutrition

    5 July 2017

    HMRI Clare Collins
    Around a quarter of Australian children are overweight or obese, making it a priority health issue, yet only three children's hospitals in NSW offer specialist weight-management services. Regional families not only face waiting lists but the additional barrier of travel.

    A Community Grant is helping Hunter Medical Research Institute develop a nutrition project that will use telehealth technology to bring a dietitian "virtually" into the homes of rural families who need more support to improve eating habits and achieve a healthy weight. 

  • Hello Sunday Morning launches world first mobile health coaching for alcohol behaviour change

    8 June 2017

    HSM screenshot of app
    Alcohol behaviour change charity, Hello Sunday Morning, has launched a world first Health Coaching service featured in its mobile app, Daybreak.

    We have extended our Multi-Year Partnership with Hello Sunday Morning to help them develop Daybreak Health Coaches, the first dedicated chat-based psychology service for Australians who want to change their relationship with alcohol.

  • Changing the lives of indigenous children

    1 June 2017

    Sml boy earbus photo
    The small but dedicated team at the Earbus Foundation are changing the lives of indigenous children in Western Australia's Goldfields and Pilbara regions.

    With poor ear health resulting in significant health and education issues for children in these remote areas, our 2016 Community Grant  helped establish the Ear Health Ambassadors program. The grant employed an enrolled nurse who worked alongside the Earbus Clinical Team to educate, train and support Aboriginal youth, equipping them to play a meaningful role in their own communities.

  • App creating communities of care

    22 May 2017

    PCA Image woman kissing elderly man
    As National Palliative Care Week (21-28 May) shines a light on the important work many carers undertake each day to support those in the final stages of life, Palliative Care Australia has entered the testing phase of a new app that will help build a network of support around people with life-limiting illnesses.

    The app has been made possible through our Community Grant funding and will allow carers, families and friends to create a community of care based on the person's specific needs.

  • Online resource supporting people with an eating disorder and their carers

    10 May 2017

    HIMH and nib foundation launch

    Minister for Mental Health, Tanya Davies was in Newcastle this week to launch two vital online resources for people in New South Wales living with, or at risk of developing an eating disorder, and their families and carers.

    It was great to be to be part of Monday’s event and announce   a grant to support the Hunter Institute of Mental Health deliver the next stage of this project to ensure the resources are accessed by those in most need.

  • 2017 Community Grant Applications Open Soon

    26 April 2017

    2017 CG round opens 1 May

    Eligible registered charities across Australia are encouraged to apply for funding through our annual Community Grant program, which opens on 1 May.

  • Training and technology on the Road to Rio

    27 March 2017

    L4L Sarah Walsh

    The road to Rio for Sarah Walsh, ambassador for our partner Limbs 4 Life, took more than just the commitment, dedication and hard work required to be an elite athlete. For her and coach, Brett Robinson, a greater understanding of the technology around prosthetics and incorporated it to her training was critical in getting her to the starting line at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

  • 2016/17 Community Report released

    1 March 2017

    ADF Photo Girls Soccer

    Our 2016/17 Community Report is now available! Check out some of the healthy outcomes being achieved for people and communities across Australia, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our partners.

  • Supporting children with rare diseases

    28 February 2017

    HFA Photo Indiana
    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. 
  • Students create films to address the negative effect alcohol can have on mental health

    27 February 2017

    CCCSF Competition Poster
    Almost a quarter of young people experience mental health issues, and according to The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (CCCSF), exposure to alcohol and substance abuse and its related risks can further contribute to these challenges. 

    This year we are pleased to be partnering with the WA-based CCCSF to deliver Your SAY, Your Call, an engaging state-wide competition where young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years explore the negative impact of alcohol or drugs on youth mental health through film production.
  • Knights hit the surf to launch new approach to breaking the cycle of homelessness

    22 February 2017

    Path2Change Surfest photo
    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

    LSV Boys on boards

    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

    OzHarvest 4mill meals story

    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

    Dungog Locals Image

    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


    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

    CG 2016 announcement generic image
    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

    Michelle McPherson Headshot
    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

    The Place group image

    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

    UHCS MHS Photo
    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

    2016 GCG Image

    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

    Palliative Care News Story Image

    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

    DSV Surviving the School Years Image

    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

    beyond blue launch

    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

    Brooke, Shane & Milla Gooch

    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


    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

    NSF Stock Image Lady on phone

    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

    Hunter Business Awards Winner Logo

    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

    Hunter Business Awards Image

    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

    Small boy with earbus

    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

    OzHarvest Shane driver

    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

    PCYC News Story Peros Twins

    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

    LL Photo adult Learning

    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

    Jake 2016 SOO Mascot

    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

    OzHarvest Morning tea cake image

    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

    Open 1 June image

    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

    Matt Neat

    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

    VMCH Cats game mascot pic

    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

    Grant Guidelines news story image
    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

    FRRR Logo
    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

    WEA Mum and Son

    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


    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

    2016 Community Report Cover About Us Page


    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

    ADF Photo Boys Cricket
    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

    BIMA facilities
    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

    Amy OzH Xmas Collection
    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

    IM Dentistry Photo
    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

    ReachOut Noni
    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

    FSF Carers Cafe Image

    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

    DSA Photo Shoot
    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

    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

    NSF Group gathering

    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

    Mitchell Bond CatsvSwans

    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

    FSF Image girl on iPad

    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


    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

    Knights Canteen Group Photo

    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

    DSR Football

    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

    LL Photo Mother & Son

    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

    Collaborative Grant FRRR Logo

    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

    Kids on fence

    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


    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

    L4L Sarah Walsh

    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

    Jets Bandanna Day Image
    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

    Collaborative Grant FRRR Logo

    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

    Justin Doyle


    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

    Dad with child 2

    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

    Blackdog/Blackdog Photo

    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

    Robbie Knights player in van

    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

    Magic Club Finale Image

    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


    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

    Crohn's and Colitis Logo

    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

    Keeping Connections child
    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

    PCYC Logo

    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


    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

    The Haven Logo

    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

    Arts Health Institue Image Girl Cards

    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


    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.