Perth-based private health insurer HBF is inviting expressions of interest for its Community Partnerships Program.
The program will provide up to $300,000 over three years to one community organisation making a positive difference to the health of West Australians.
The insurer said it will form its first three-year Community Partnership in July this year. It said it intends to enter one new three-year partnership annually.
“HBF has insured the health of generations of West Australians for 78 years, so health is naturally where we will be focussing our support,” said HBF CEO John Van Der Wielen.
“There are countless worthy health-related causes that could benefit from funding support, which is why we will ensure the organisations that we partner with are making a tangible, measurable and lasting difference to peoples’ health, here in WA,” said Mr Van Der Wielen.
HBF said its Community Partnerships Program is a key pillar in its newly formed 'Community Engagement Program'
The program is designed to capture everything HBF and its employees contribute to the community, including employee workplace giving, fundraising, volunteering and blood donations by employees to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
HBF said it is is also providing ongoing Community Grants periodically throughout the year. The Grants provide one-off funding (from $1,000 - $50,000 per grant) for local health initiatives.
Community organisations can express interest in becoming an HBF Community Partner via hbf.com.au/community/partnerships-program.