Hunter charities receive a healthy funding boost to deliver youth and carer programs

Hunter charities receive a healthy funding boost to deliver youth and carer programs

Four Hunter-based charities have received a funding injection to support their health and wellbeing projects, all thanks to nib foundation announcing its 2018 Community Grant charity partners.

A total of 10 worthy grant recipients will share in over $280,000 of funding, with the much-needed funding support used to deliver grassroots programs that tackle key health challenges facing vulnerable youth and carers across Australia.

nib foundation Executive Officer, Amy Tribe said the unique and personalised approach taken by the charities to deliver targeted health prevention and intervention programs for at-risk people was a real standout during this year’s grant round.

“We’ve supported charities that demonstrate a deep understanding of the needs of the people they serve as we believe this is a key factor in designing engaging, accessible and practical programs,” Amy said.

“For example, locally, Got Your Back Sista will roll out a self-defence course in Hunter schools, developed in response to the growing rate of violence against women. Students will learn practical skills to better identify possible red-flags and protect themselves in a dangerous situation.”

The other chosen partners will use the funding boost to develop engaging and inclusive programs that address a range of issues facing youth and carers, including, mental health, social isolation, chronic pain management, inaccessibility to health education and the social barriers impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

nib foundation is proud to have committed over $17 million in funding to support more than 120 partners to deliver impactful health and wellbeing projects across Australia since 2008.

“In our 10th year of giving, we’re thrilled to continue to work in partnership with so many incredible charities to deliver lasting improvements on the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of Australians,” Amy said.

The Hunter beneficiaries of nib foundation’s 2018/19 Community Grant program are:

  • Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation (Hunter Region & Central Coast);
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Hunter Region);
  • Got Your Back Sista (Hunter Region); and
  • The Place (Hunter Region).

The other beneficiaries of nib foundation’s 2018/19 Community Grant program are:

  • Black Dog Institute (Regional NSW);
  • Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation (Far-West NSW);
  • Epilepsy Action Australia (National);
  • Support Kids in Pain (QLD);
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Australia (National); and
  • Very Special Kids (VIC).

IMAGE | nib foundation has announced its 2018 Community Grant charity partners.


nib is one of Australia's fastest growing health insurers providing health and medical insurance to over one million Australian and New Zealand residents.

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