The nib foundation's Community Grant program supports practical, community -based initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians, with a focus on youth and carers.

A Community Grant round is held once each year and applications are invited from eligible organisations across Australia.

One-off funding of $5,000 to $50,000 will be provided to 10-15 organisations each year to undertake new or existing projects that run for approximately 12 months.

They encourage applications from both local and national charities, working to improve health outcomes in the Hunter region of NSW as well as other metropolitan, regional and rural communities across Australia.

Preference is given to discrete projects that can be delivered in a community setting within the 12-month funding period and can demonstrate sustained benefits beyond the funding period.

Key dates for 2017 - Apply in May

  • 1 April 2017 - Community Grant Guidelines and application form now available to download at the Apply page
  • 1 May 2017 - Community Grant round opens and online lodgement available
  • 31 May 2017 - Community Grant round closes
  • Mid-September 2017 - Applicants will be notified of grant round outcomes
  • November 2017 - Successful projects can commence from November, however many applicants prefer to apply for a calendar year project commencing January 2018
  • Please read the information below to carefully to assess whether your organisation and project idea are well aligned with the funding priorities and assessment criteria for this grant.

Remember to check that your organisation is eligible to receive funding from nib foundation on the Eligibility page.

Community Grant Funding Priorities
The nib foundation supports community-based programs that improve the health and wellbeing of our two focal groups by:

  • Supporting vulnerable and at risk individuals to improve their physical, mental and social wellbeing
  • Building capacity to cope with health challenges through improved resilience, social connectedness, mentoring and peer support
  • Facilitating access to reliable, current and targeted health information and education
  • Trialing new and improved ways of tackling entrenched health problems

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