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.
After receiving 300 funding applications, we selected this year's recipients based on their unique approaches to improving key health challenges faced by young people and carers in our society. Issues addressed include youth mental health, family and youth disadvantage, chronic disease, as well as disability services and support.
The funding recipients will receive grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 to undertake nominated programs.
The beneficiaries of nib foundation's 2015 Community Grants program are listed below.
- beyondblue (Hunter, NSW)
- Argyle Community Housing (Regional NSW)
- Collie Gallery Group Inc. (Regional WA)
- PCYC Bateau Bay (Central Coast, NSW)
- Families Supporting Families (Hunter, NSW
- Tantrum Youth Arts (Hunter, NSW)
- Down Syndrome Victoria (Melbourne, VIC)
- Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (Southeast QLD)
- Inclusion Melbourne (Melbourne & Regional VIC)
- Earbus Foundation of WA (Goldfields & Pilbara, WA)
- WEA Hunter Foundation (Raymond Terrace, NSW)
We continue to be impressed by the calibre of applications we receive for our grassroots grant program and we're seeing such a wide range of innovative projects from organisations that are approaching health challenges within their communities in new and unique ways.
It's fantastic to see how a little can go a long way, with our partners managing to take a modest amount of funding to deliver exceptional programs and services that make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable and at-risk Australians.
Find out more about our 2015 beneficiaries and their programs here.