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October 29, 2012

Medibank Community Fund will give $600,000 to local groups

The Medibank Community Fund has announced it has put aside $600,000 to support community groups conducting preventative health projects across Australia and New Zealand.

Established in 2011, the Medibank Community Fund has the specific goal of helping Medibank to extend its community reach via support of grassroots healthy living and community connectedness projects.

"Medibank is one of Australia's largest private health insurers and we take this responsibility very seriously," says Rita Marigliani, Manager Group Community Relations, Medibank.

"We give back by being an active and interested leader in community health and wellbeing."

Each year, Medibank commits one per-cent of its pre-tax profit to the fund to support four program areas: partnerships, community grants, scholarship grants and donations.

The Medibank Community Fund has allocated for 2012/2013 projects:

Queensland - $100,000
New South Wales/ACT - $100,000
Victoria - $100,000
Tasmania - $40,000
South Australia/Northern Territory - $100,000
West Australia - $100,000
New Zealand - $60,000

Applications for funding close at 12.00 midday AEST, Friday 7 December 2012 and successful applicants will be announced by 1 May 2013. For further information, an application form or judging criteria, please visit our website at www.medibankcf.com.au

 


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