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Charities encouraged to apply for nib foundation's 2018 Community Grants

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nib foundation is looking to partner with registered charities that are committed to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for youth and carers across Australia as part of its 2018 Community Grant round.

Applications open 3 April, with the foundation seeking to support grassroots initiatives that address the health challenges that continue to face their two priority populations, young people and carers.

nib foundation Executive Officer, Amy Tribe, said the funding program provides an opportunity for not-for-profit groups to further the good work they do in their local communities.

"We know there are thousands of Aussie charities that are working hard every day to help people live healthier lives, but often they are faced with limited resources to tackle complex social challenges such as poverty, inequity and disadvantage," Ms Tribe said.

"That's where our Community Grant program can help by providing a funding injection to bring new approaches and programs to fruition, or to support the ongoing delivery or expansion of existing successful initiatives," she said.

The foundation will support 10-15 organisations with grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 to fund practical initiatives that provide community-based solutions to improving key health issues for our two identified focal areas.

"Successful projects will help people who provide unpaid informal care to better look after themselves and their loved ones, or empower vulnerable young people to overcome health challenges and disadvantage to reach their potential," Ms Tribe said.

"We're seeking partners that share our focus of helping improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of these two cohorts in unique, targeted and age-appropriate ways.

"It's an exciting opportunity for charities to secure funding to make their programs a reality and we are looking forward to working with successful applicants to support healthier communities," she added.

The 2018 Community Grant Guidelines, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria and Outcomes Tips are now available at nib foundation. Applications can be submitted via the online submission form, from 3 – 30 April.

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