Our 2021 Community Report is out now!
We’re thrilled to share with you our 2021 Community Report – out now! Our report highlights the progress nib has made over the past year to support the better health and wellbeing of our community.
In FY21, nib was proud to have dedicated $2.7 million in community funding, which includes a $1.1 million investment in chronic disease prevention through nib foundation.
Despite some challenges along the way, the pandemic has also allowed our charity partners to rethink their usual practices and provided greater opportunity for many of our partners to reach more people in the community as they embrace technology as their primary platform.
Our most recent Health Smart partnerships are an example of this, with all six charity partners delivering their programs online to promote healthier lifestyle choices. We were also proud to expand our Health Smart Grants program to our Kiwi neighbours for the first time this financial year, offering an additional three grants of $40,000 each to support community initiatives in New Zealand that focus on health promotion and prevention.
Over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our $1.5 million community response donation has also enabled the delivery of crucial clinical innovations and mental health support, two areas of real need across Australia and New Zealand.
Through our Aboriginal Health partnerships, we continued our commitment to support First Nations health, working alongside our partner Awabakal to promote their Community Sponsorship program to support greater participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in sporting, educational, cultural and leadership events.
Our employees also embraced the opportunity to give back to our partners and the community through our nibgive volunteering and fundraising efforts. Over $41,000 was raised by our people to go towards charities like Lifeline Australia and Dementia Australia in support of community health and wellbeing.
It’s been a jam-packed year in the community space, and we are proud to share some of the fantastic partnerships, community initiatives and personal stories with you as we continue to invest in the better health of our community.
Read the 2021 Community Report here.