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.
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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.
For more information, please visit https://www.nib.com.au/foundation/health-smart-grants