nib foundation announces 2018 grant recipients

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The nib foundation has announced the ten recipients to share in $280,000 of funding under its 2018 Community Grant program.

nib foundation executive officer, Amy Tribe, said the approach taken by the charities to deliver targeted health prevention and intervention programs for at-risk people was a standout during this year’s grant round.

“We’ve supported charities that demonstrate a deep understanding of the needs of the people they serve as we believe this is a key factor in designing engaging, accessible and practical programs,” said Mrs Tribe.

“For example, Epilepsy Action Australia noticed a gap when it came to the availability of accurate and reliable information surrounding medicinal cannabis use for children with intractable epilepsy. With our grant, they will develop and deliver an accessible evidence-based website to help parents and carers make an informed decision on the use of medicinal cannabis for the child,” she said.

The other recipients will use the funding to develop programs that address a range of issues facing youth and carers, including mental health, social isolation, chronic pain management, inaccessibility to health education and the social barriers impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

nib foundation has committed over $17 million in funding to support more than 120 partners across Australia since 2008.

“In our 10th year of giving, we’re thrilled to continue to work in partnership with so many incredible charities to deliver lasting improvements on the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of Australians,” said Mrs Tribe.

The beneficiaries of nib foundation’s 2018/19 Community Grants program are: 

  • Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation (Hunter Region and Central Coast);
  • Black Dog Institute (Regional NSW);
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Hunter Region);
  • Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation (Far-West NSW);
  • Epilepsy Action Australia (National);
  • Got Your Back Sista (Hunter Region);
  • Support Kids in Pain (QLD);
  • The Place (Hunter Region);
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Australia (National); and,
  • Very Special Kids (VIC).

More information on the 2018 Community Grant partners and their programs is available at the nib foundation website