MedibankThursday 06 September 2012, 3:11PM
Media release from Medibank
New Zealand organisations running programmes that improve the
health and well being of local communities are invited to apply for
funding from the Medibank Community Fund (MCF).
The MCF supports grassroots initiatives throughout New Zealand and
Australia that encourage healthy eating, physical activity or
community connectedness. Grants are allocated regionally and vary
in value depending on the project.
Medibank Community Fund Ambassador, Anna Soesbergen, says $60,000
in grants was provided in 2012 to six New Zealand projects, ranging
from school breakfast programmes and community and school gardens
to a horticultural training programme for at risk youth.
"The Community Grants programme is all about helping projects
improve health at a local level, and we're delighted to give a
boost to projects that are making such an important contribution to
For the 2013 funding round, programmes must address at least one of
- healthy eating
- encouraging greater exercise
- greater community connectedness
Application forms and the accompanying information kit for 2013
Medibank Community Fund Community Grants are available online from
the Medibank Community Fund website, along with a summary of 2011
and 2012 grants.
Applications need to be completed and submitted electronically by
midday on 7 December 2012. Grants will be announced by 1 May