Up to $50,000 is available to fund health and well-being projects.
Medibank Community Grants supports not-for-profit organisations and their projects to help encourage children and young Australians to move more and be more physically active outside of school hours.
Medibank Community Grants is providing funds to local initiatives throughout Australia that encourage physical activity and help combat the rising number of obese children in communities across the country.
The minimum amount an organisation can apply for is $20,000 with a maximum amount of $50,000.
Medibank Community Grants is looking to fund projects or programs that encourage children and young Australians to move more and be more physically active outside of school hours, to help combat the growing rates of childhood obesity.
Medibank Community Grants is open to community focused not-for-profit organisations. This includes relevant incorporated associations, welfare support agencies, community groups and schools.
National organisations are welcome to apply, however, individual programs and projects must operate within a specific state
Applications close on 21 August 2015.
|Sir Eric Woodward Memorial School – NSW
|The SEWS All Inclusive Playground program is a safe, accessible and interactive space of fun activities for young students of all abilities. SEWS supports youth with Autism, as well as severe intellectual and physical disabilities, providing a safe and inclusive environment. The ‘Let’s Get Active’ playground initiative aims to remove any barriers of play between students with varying levels of ability, their families, and students from other schools. Funding for SEWS would assist in improving their playground infrastructure to make it safe and fun for everyone.
|The Salvation Army – NSW
|Street Dreams is a dance, fitness and mentoring program for young Australians. The initiative aims to keep young people fit, active and inspired through free dance classes offered nationwide. Justice Crew are ambassadors for Street Dreams, and aspire to mentor and encourage participants to live to their full potential.
|Sydney North Health Network – NSW
|Hornsby Healthy Kids are a team of inspiring local health experts setting out to promote healthy weight to children and adults, addressing the community’s major concern around wellbeing. Focusing on at-risk families, the team believe education that promotes the benefits of active play and healthy food choices is the key to change. Through this program, and specifically by demonstrating skills necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices, they aim to help parents and children live more prosperous, healthier lives.
|The Treehouse Initiative Inc. – QLD
|Funding for the Treehouse Family Fitness Program helps children and families who face challenges to get active and have fun! The supportive network brings families into a safe environment where every child has the opportunity to ‘give it a go!’. As well as fitness, they’re focused on building friendships and providing counsel to one another through difficult times.
|Manly Dragon Boat Club Inc – QLD
|Funding for the Manly Dragon Boat Club goes toward getting more teens active, more often, through the development of their junior squad – Manly Fire Breathers. Dragon boating is a great way for teens to enjoy exercise while developing new skills, confidence and friendships. Promoting positive body image and increased energy levels are further benefits of healthy lifestyles encouraged by their initiative.
|Carinbundi Kids – QLD
|Carinbundi Kids Sports and Rec Program encourages active living for kids through promoting mainstream sport, with a further focus to engage kids with disabilities. By developing relationships with a wide range of community sporting groups, Carinbundi Kids coaches participants in their chosen activity
|Power Community Limited – SA
|The Empowering Youth Program is managed by the community arm of the Port Adelaide Football Club. The initiative supports youth ages 14 – 16 and aims to keep them physically active and socially engaged. The program empowers youth to make good choices through mentoring in leadership, respect, decision making, goal setting, managing finances, health and wellbeing, harm minimisation and – of course – sport.
|YMCA of Launceston – TAS
|YMCA Launceston wants to provide local teenagers with the best community hangout possible. Their Friday ‘Hang Time’ initiative, focuses on keeping young people happy, healthy and active, with a big emphasis on fun. They offer activities such as rock climbing, bubble ball, team sports, crafts, dances – the options for teens are endless.
|Avondale Primary School – VIC
|Avondale Primary School aims to promote fun, fit and healthy lifestyles for kids. ‘Go For It!’ is their initiative designed to get kids inspired and involved in local sporting clubs. By improving their school sporting oval, they can facilitate partnerships between local junior clubs, as well as provide a suitable ground for a variety of community activities.
|The Huddle – VIC
|Kanga’s First Kick is a clinic focused on providing young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds with their first taste of AFL football. It’s fun, free and a great example of our community coming together through sport, and aims to involve 600 girls and boys in 2016/17.
|Bicycles For Humanity- VIC
|B4H Melbourne and Rumbalara are giving young local people an opportunity to connect with community while getting fit. Through their program ‘Bicycle Empowering Indigenous Youth’, Indigenous teens receive bicycles and learn to ride. This fun and fit activity helps to build important safety and technical skills, as well as self esteem, independence and improve general wellbeing.
|Ngurra Kujungka Inc – WA
|Western Desert Junior Sports League provides the opportunity for school aged children from across eight remote Indigenous communities to participate in a ‘structured’ sports competition – a first for most of them. Preparing for the league involves daily training, which increases the kids levels of physical activity and provides strong encouragement and motivation, while connecting them with a supportive community network.
|Lifting Horizons – WA
|Night Hoops program aims to give every kid access to safe, positive, and fun activities on weekend evenings. Hoping to build connected communities, Night Hoops teaches mutual respect through basketball, workshops and rewarding great behaviour. Their network of community volunteers work together to provide support to local kids and teens and keep them off the streets.
|Triathlon Western Australia – WA
|TRYstars provides opportunities for kids aged 6-15 to develop fundamental movement, social and life skills in a safe, fun and supportive environment. The program teaches the basics of swimming, riding and running – skills essential for every Australian child to be active. Triathlon is a sport for life!