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nib foundation funding boost to tackle key health challenges facing youth and carers

Health and wellbeing projects across Australia have been given a much-needed funding injection with nib foundation today announcing its support of 10 new charity partners as part of its 2017 community grant program.

The worthy grant recipients will receive a share in almost $300,000 to deliver grassroots programs that are addressing an area of need within their own community.

nib foundation Executive Officer, Amy Tribe said that the chosen charity partners shared the foundation's common focus of delivering unique initiatives that tackle the health challenges facing youth and carers today.

"We've selected partners who take an innovative approach to delivering targeted and age appropriate health prevention and intervention programs for at-risk individuals to improve their physical, mental and social health and wellbeing," Ms Tribe said.

"Through participation in these programs, youth and carers will be given the opportunity to learn how to use innovative technology, nature's playground and reliable health information and education to help address their personal health challenges," she added.

Designed to support the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in our community, the health and wellbeing projects centre on improving resilience, social connectedness, physical activity and mental wellbeing.

"We've been giving since 2009, committing nearly $16 million in grant funding to more than 105 partners. Yet, it never ceases to amaze us to see the breadth and depth of charitable work being undertaken by wonderful organisations across Australia," Ms Tribe said.

"We are proud to be able to help these charities bring these projects to fruition and in turn help thousands of people to live healthier and happier lives," she said.

Beneficiaries of this year's community grant program include:

  • Arthritis Queensland (QLD)

  • Australian Trust For Conservation Volunteers (Hunter, NSW)

  • Camp Quality (NSW/ACT)

  • Diabetes NSW & ACT (NSW/ACT)

  • Family Planning NSW (NSW)

  • NPY Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation (NT/SA/WA)

  • Penrith Women's Health Centre (NSW)

  • Sylvanvale Foundation (NSW)

  • Waves of Wellness Foundation (Port Stephens, NSW)

  • Youth Off The Streets (NSW)

Further details about the 2017 community partners and the programs they will deliver is available on our website,

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