2013 Community Grant funding round
The 2013 Community Grant funding round closed on Friday 19 July 2013 and is currently being assessed. Outcomes will be advised to all applicants by early October. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of application by 25 July 2013.
Our next grant round will be held in mid 2014. Further information including exact dates for the grant round will be available by the beginning of 2014. Please refer to the Eligibility, and Application Process pages for further information about the Community Grant.
nib foundation's Community Grants program aims to support locally-based initiatives which will make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the communities across Australia. Through the Community Grant program, nib foundation will partner with up to 10 organisations each year. These grants will generally be awarded for a period of one year only.
What are our focal areas?
Preference will be given to programs that address one of nib foundation's identified focal areas.
Often invisible contributors to the health of the community, Australia’s 2.6 million carers have been identified as facing some of the lowest levels of wellbeing in society.
Carers often experience significant personal challenges including employment difficulties, lack of time to maintain personal physical and mental health, as well as stress and depression.
nib foundation aims to address the needs of carers by supporting health and wellbeing programs designed specifically to improve the lives of carers through additional support, education and resources.
Young people - aged under 25 years
Despite the many positive indicators of the health and wellbeing of young Australians, the next generation continue to face significant and complex health challenges including high rates of mental illness, lack of physical activity and rising obesity, at risk behaviours related to drugs and alcohol, and family disadvantage. Many young Australians are also living with a disability or chronic illness.
nib foundation is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of future generations of Australians by supporting innovative and age-appropriate programs,adding value to existing services, or developing new approaches to health issues facing young people.
What are the Community Grant Assessment Criteria?
The Community Grant round is very competitive and applications will be assessed on how well they address the criteria outlined below:
What activities fall outside the Community Grant criteria?
The scope of activities devoted to improving the health and wellbeing of a community is very broad and activities which fall outside of nib foundation's Community Grant eligibility criteria are: