$50,000 is available for innovative local health and wellbeing initiatives.
Each year nib foundation will provide up to $2 million in funding to support a range of National Partnerships and Community Grants. nib foundation’s Community Grant program aims to support locally-based initiatives which will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. A Community
From 2012, funding of up to $50,000 will be provided to a maximum of 10 organisations to undertake projects that run for up to 12 months.
Please refer to the Assessment Criteria and Application Process pages for further instructions about how to apply. The 2012 application form is now available to download here.
For more information about our previous community partners please see the Community Partners page.
nib foundation has established National Partnerships with 10 not-for-profit organisations that address health issues of a significant regional and/or national prevalance. Funding of up to $500,000 per annum awarded to our national partners to establish and maintain innovative and practical programs, for a period of up to three years.
nib foundation proactively seeks new national partnerships that support young people and carers. In 2012, there will be no additional national partnerships established. Our funding support for this period will focus on helping our current national partners to maintain and expand their programs.
In 2011, nib foundation provided funding of more than $700,000 to 13 projects from across the country.
What are the focal areas?
Preference will be given to programs that address one 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 and resources.
Young People – under 25 years
Despite the many positive indicators of the health and wellbeing of young Australians, the next generation continue to face significant health challenges including high rates of mental illness, lack of physical activity and rising obesity, and at risk behaviours related to drugs and alcohol.
nib foundation is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of young people by supporting innovative and age-appropriate programs,adding value to existing services, or developing new approaches to these health issues.
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:
- The program must target the health and wellbeing of the local community, with preference given to the focal areas of young people and carers
- The program must be able to demonstrate a measurable improvement/impact on lives and health outcomes
- The program must address a problem in a new way or address an issue that is not currently being satisfactorily addressed
- Your organisation must show capacity (skills of staff) and the capability to manage the program, including financial management
- The program must respond to identified community need based on consultation or input from the community
- The program budget must be realistic, clear and represent good value for money against comparable projects
- The program must be a well developed concept with concrete, time-limited aims and objectives, and aclearly quantified target
- The application should demonstrate how the program will be self-sustaining beyond the 12 month funding period
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:
- Grants to individuals, including students
- Grants to schools and sporting clubs
- Activities which collect funds for subsequent redistribution to other charities or individuals
- Fundraising events or activities
- Purchase of land or buildings
- Refurbishment to fabric of buildings, including renovation and fitout
- Everyday operating expenses and costs related to running ongoing core programs
- Overseas appeals
- Sponsorship or marketing appeals, including events and festivals
- Expeditions or overseas travel
- Endowments, memorials or named academic chairs
- Conferences or seminars
- Religious, political or lobby purposes
- Equipment and motor vehicles
- Research projects
To apply for Community Grant funding through nib foundation, please follow the instructions below:
- Ensure your organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria.
- Read the Grantee Obligations and the Privacy Statement. All applicants must review these before submitting an application.
- Read the Assessment Criteria and ensure your project is consistent with these criteria.
- Download, save and complete the Community Grant application form (PDF 300kb).
Please note: Mac users, please use Adobe Reader to fill out this form. Do not use Mac Preview. You can download Adobe Reader for Mac here.
- Submit your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the due date. Faxed application forms are not acceptable.
- Acknowledgement of receipt of your application will be emailed to the contact person listed in the application within seven days.
- There is no need to attach additional information to your application. We will request further information if required.
- You will receive notification of the outcome of your application within three months of the funding round closing date.
Applications close Friday 27 July 2012.
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