Community projects that help promote an aspect of health and wellbeing to a local sector are worth supporting, and the Medibank Community Fund’s Community Grants program works hard to make this happen.
By providing grassroots funding for initiatives that encourage more activity, better diet or more community connectedness, the program is helping communities to help themselves.
In May last year, 50 successful grant recipients across Australia and New Zealand for 2013 were announced. These grants have helped feed, house, educate, encourage involvement, and facilitate community connections among specific groups throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Past grant winners’ projects include creating community gardens, establishing regular cooking groups, setting up exercise circuits, purchasing community gym equipment, developing programs to foster social connectedness and assisting people experiencing food insecurity by sourcing surplus fresh food.
Working with the community is a way of giving back, boosting community connectedness and enriching the fabric of society.