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.
From more than 330 applications, the foundation selected this year's recipients due to their unique approaches to delivering targeted health prevention and intervention programs that support vulnerable youth and carers.
There is a strong focus on mental wellbeing amongst this year's cohort, with other issues addressed including building stronger and more resilient families, carer wellbeing as well as early intervention to reduce lifestyle related chronic disease through better diet and physical activity
For the past eight years we have committed more than $15 million in grant funding to over 95 charity partners to deliver key health and wellbeing initiatives to those who need it most. We are pleased to uphold this funding support as we work to help our 2016 grant recipients bring their unique programs to life and make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people across the country.
Beneficiaries of this year's Community Grant Program include:
- Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (WA)
- Hemispherectomy Foundation Australia Inc (QLD)
- Hunter Institute of Mental Health (Hunter, NSW)
- Hunter Medical Research Institute (Hunter, NSW)
- Life Saving Victoria Limited (VIC)
- Palliative Care Australia (National)
- Path 2 Change Ltd (Hunter, NSW)
- Stars Foundation (NT)
- The Place: Charlestown Community Centre (Hunter, NSW)
- Upper Hunter Community Services (Hunter, NSW)
Thank you to the many organisations and individuals who applied for funding. Each year we are encouraged by the broad range of practical and innovative ideas that aim to tackle social challenges and health issues in Australian communities.
More information about the 2016 community partners and what their funding will help achieve is available here