News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Funding available for community health projects

Funding available for community health projects

5 September 2012

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 their communities.”

For the 2013 funding round, programmes must address at least one of three criteria:
• 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 2013.

About Medibank Health Solutions
Medibank Health Solutions NZ offers innovative and cost-effective health care services to business and government, including operating Healthline, a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, health advice line provided on behalf of the New Zealand Government. In February 2012 Healthline took its 2.5 millionth call. Medibank Health Solutions NZ also operates a Mental Health Line for a number of District Health Boards and a number of other services, such as a Patient Access Centre for the Midlands Health Network. It provides home and community support services for ACC.

About the Medibank Community Fund
The Medibank Community Fund was set up by Medibank in 2011 to encourage people of all ages to live longer and in good health. Each year one percent of Medibank's pre-tax profit is invested in the fund to support four programme areas: partnerships, community grants, scholarship grants and donations. In 2011-2012, this resulted in around $3 million being directed to partnerships and programmes that encourage healthy eating, greater activity and more community connectedness.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland