'Pitch for a Healthy Cause'!

We're celebrating our 10th anniversary of giving since our establishment in 2008.

To mark this major milestone we're launching a special grant round, Pitch for a Healthy Cause! There is $100,000 in funding up for grabs for three registered charities with a presence in the Newcastle and Hunter region that are committed to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable people and communities.

Key dates

    • Applications open: 25 June 2018
    • Applications close: 20 July 2018
    • Top six applicants interviewed by selection panel: mid-August 2018
    • Three finalists announced: Early September 2018
    • Public voting open: September 2018
    • Pitch coaching workshop with three finalists: 24-24 September 2018
    • Pitch Night: 17 October 2018
To find out if you're eligible to apply please visit our Pitch for a Healthy Cause Grant page for the grant guidelines and application form.


Community Grant - 2018 applications now closed


Note to applicants: Thank you to applicants who submitted a Community Grant application in April. nib foundation responded with an acknowledgement email confirming receipt of your application on 3 May 2018. If the primary contact listed on your application form did not receive this confirmation email, please contact the nib foundation office to ensure we have received your application. If you did receive the 3 May email, we have received your application.

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

    • 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.

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.