Community Grant

Up to $50,000 is available to address specific health challenges faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians.

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 Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers. A Community Grant round is held each year and applications are accepted from eligible organisations across Australia.



nib foundation’s Community Grant program seeks to provide one-off funding to new or existing projects to approach
health and wellbeing problems in a new way or to tackle issues that are not currently satisfactorily addressed.

Generally about 10-15 Community Grants are awarded each year to both local and national charities working to improve health outcomes in the Hunter region of NSW as well as other metropolitan, regional and rural communities across Australia.

nib foundation supports community based programs that improve the health and wellbeing of carers or yoby:

  • Supporting vulnerable and at risk individuals to improve their physical, mental and social wellbeing
  • Building capacity to cope with health challenges through improved resilience, social connectedness, mentoring and peer support
  • Facilitating access to reliable, current and targeted health information and education
  • Trialing new and improved ways of tackling entrenched health problems



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.


Eligible Projects

Community Grant is very competitive and each application will be assessed on how well it addresses the needs of carers or young people. In particular nib foundation will assess how applications:

  • Target the health and wellbeing of a well defined community within Australia
  • Respond to identified community need based on consultation or input from that community
  • Demonstrate the potential to make a measurable improvement on lives and health outcomes
  • Address problems in a practical, new and engaging way or address an immediate need that is not currently satisfactorily addressed
  • Demonstrate capacity and capability as an organisation to manage the program
  • Present a considered and clear budget that represent good value for money against comparable projects
  • Articulate a clear project concept with concrete, time-limited, quantified targets
  • Demonstrate how the improvements gained during the funding period will be sustained

Preference is given to discrete projects that can be delivered in a community setting within the 12 month funding period and can demonstrate sustained benefits beyond the funding period.


Eligible Applicants

nib foundation is a Private Ancillary Fund (PAF) which means that to be eligible to apply for a grant your organisation must be:

  • Endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 by the ATO, and;
  • Endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) by the ATO.

The Australian Government’s Australian Business Register has an online lookup function that enables you to search your organisation’s name or ABN and check whether it is endorsed as a DGR Item 1 and TCC.



Applications close 30 June 2016.


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