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Vote To Get More Kids Playing

News — Posted 09/11/15

Decide which projects should share in $500,000 to help get kids active in the 2016 Medibank Community Grants vote.

Kids today don’t get enough exercise. In fact, eight out of 10 kids in Australia aged 5-17 do not get the recommended daily dose of physical activity. The 2016 Medibank Community Grants are directly supporting programs that get children and young people moving outside of school.

This year, 19 outstanding community groups and non-profits across Australia have been shortlisted from 300 applications for the grants program, which will provide $500,000 in funding to support initiatives that that encourage healthy, active habits in childhood.

These community grants support Medibank’s Growing Healthy Kids program, which is about working with the community to address the growing problem of childhood obesity and help lay the foundations for a healthy active life.

Now, we want your say! Help us to choose the most inspiring, promising and valuable projects by voting for your favourite shortlisted program. Voting is open now until Sunday November 22, 2015.

To find out more about the shortlisted projects and place your vote, visit


Medibank Community Fund grants shortlist:

New South Wales

SEWS All Inclusive Playground: ’Let's Get Active'
The Hornsby Healthy Kids Program
Multicultural Dance Mentoring 4 Youth - Street Dreams
NOSH: Nutrition, Outreach, Support, Health

Northern Territory/ South Australia/ Tasmania

Eed-ar-th-ar Nee-tji-kar (Living Life) (NT)
Empowering Youth Program (SA)
YMCA Launceston Friday night ‘Hang Time’ (Tas)


Treehouse Family Fitness Program
Breathing Fire – Manly Junior Dragons
Tudor Park PCYC Rhythm & Dance Programs
Carinbundi Kids Sport and Recreation Program


Go For It Avondale Primary School
Cultural Healing and Fitness Centre
The Huddle - Kanga’s First Kick

Western Australia

Wirra Club
Western Desert Junior Sports League
Engaging Youth Through Basketball
TRYStars – Skills for Life

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