Charity groups across Australia are encouraged to apply for funding through nib foundation's annual Community Grant program, which opens on 1 May.
Young people and carers will again be the focus of the grants program that will offer funding of between $5,000 and $50,000 to support grassroots initiatives that foster improved health outcomes for these target groups.
nib foundation Executive Officer, Amy Tribe, said the foundation is looking to support 10-15 community-based initiatives that tackle specific health challenges facing vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians in a unique and practical way.
"We want to help people live healthier and happier lives by providing them with the support and capacity to improve their social, mental and physical wellbeing, as well as ensuring they can access appropriate health information and education," Ms Tribe said.
"We remain committed to supporting young people and carers, two important community groups that continue to face significant health challenges but can be greatly impacted by even moderate amounts of funding support," she added.
Now in its ninth year of giving, nib foundation has committed almost $15 million in funding to 105 partnerships, helping to improve health outcomes in communities across both metropolitan and regional Australia.
"Demand for grant funding remains high with many community organisations needing financial support to ensure the development or delivery of their amazing programs. It's always exciting to see new and innovative programs being established and we are proud to be advocates in supporting healthier communities through our commitment to helping Australian charities bring these initiatives to life," Ms Tribe said.
The 2017 Community Grant Application Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria are now available to download from the nib foundation website. Applications can be submitted via the online submission form, from 1 – 31 May.