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Nib Foundation’s Health Smart Grants Program - Australia and New Zealand

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 6, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2021
Health promotion poster
Health promotion poster

The Nib Foundation has launched a call for applications for the Health Smart Grants Program to support registered charities in Australia or New Zealand 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.

The Foundation believes 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 to take action to protect their health.

Preference will be given to initiatives that are inclusive and relevant for youth and young adult audiences.

Utilize This Offer

Health Smart Grants fund the delivery of health promotion and primary prevention initiatives which work to improve health literacy, and help people develop the understanding and skills they need to adopt healthy behaviours.

To be eligible your organisation must:
1. Hold a current registration with Charities Services – Nga Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai;
2. Hold a current, registered New Zealand Business Number;
3. The Health Smart Grant is delivered through nib foundation’s Private Ancillary Fund which means that to be eligible your organisation must be:
a) Endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 by the ATO, and;
b) Endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) by the ATO (or be a tax exempt entity).

The Foundation is interested in initiatives that satisfy one or more of the following:
a) Facilitate access to quality, reliable, current and targeted health information;
b) Target risk or protective factors that relate to prevalent health issues;
c) Are informed by evidence to achieve health promoting behaviour change;
d) Translate new evidence into practice in a way that is practical, scalable and sustainable;
e) Operate within a strengths-based philosophy to empower and encourage good health;
f) Improve the environment, culture, awareness or attitude surrounding a health risk.

Successful applicants will each receive a $40,000 grant.

Deadline: 30-Jun-21.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 06
Jun 06

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thanks, Ana.