NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants

Application Date: 1 June 2020 to 30 June 2020

Region: Queensland wide

Amount: Up to $40,000


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nib Foundation Health Smart Grants will support registered Australian charities that specialise in health promotion and primary prevention, and have a track record of engaging and empowering people to be Health Smart in their everyday lives. Preference will be given to initiatives that are inclusive and relevant for youth and young adult audiences.

nib Foundation believe supporting people to make good decisions will positively impact their health and wellbeing, and reduce modifiable health risks in their lives. Therefore, successful projects will draw on a strong evidence base to build health literacy, helping people to access, understand and use health information.

A funding pool of $320,000 will be distributed to six successful grant recipients who will each receive $40,000 in grant funding. A ‘People’s Vote’ will also be held during the grant period, where two of the six grantees will receive an additional $40,000 in funding as voted by nib members and the wider public.

To support nib Foundation’s intention of building strong and meaningful partnerships, the duration of the grant is flexible.

The Health Smart Grant is delivered through nib foundation’s Private Ancillary Fund which means that to be eligible your organisation must be:

  • Endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 by the ATO, and;
  • Endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) by the ATO (or be a tax exempt entity)

The grants’ priority prevention areas target risk factors that are modifiable and have the potential to prevent ill health including:

  • Healthy habits – reducing smoking and harmful drinking, gambling, gaming, or screen-time
  • Wellbeing – maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle through physical activity and healthy diet
  • Mental health – raising awareness and promoting the value of self-care, healthy relationships, peer support and social connections
  • Sleep – promoting the importance of sleep as a protective health factor and helping people establish good sleep habits
  • Maintaining health – pre-emptively managing prevalent health conditions and risks

And, they are interested in initiatives that satisfy one or more of the following:

  • Facilitate access to quality, reliable, current and targeted health information
  • Are informed by evidence to achieve health promoting behaviour change
  • Utilise effective and emerging digital health promotion techniques
  • Translate new evidence into practice in a way that is practical, scalable and sustainable
  • Operate within a strengths-based philosophy to empower and encourage good health
  • Improve the environment, culture, awareness or attitude surrounding a risk factor or health condition

Applications open: 1 June 2020

Applications close: 30 June 2020

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