Our Gift Fund
Providing small sums of up to $3000 to organisations for activities that share our focus of disease prevention.
HealthWISE Gift Fund
HealthWISE is a registered not for profit organisation that is committed to improving health and wellbeing in our communities with a particular focus on the prevention of disease. One initiative that supports our not for profit aims is our ability to provide small grants to organisations for activities that share our focus on the prevention of disease.
Each year, the HealthWISE Gift Fund accepts applications from community groups for grants up to $3,000. We select up to three eligible organisations and partner with them to deliver a successful project. Administration and oversight of the HealthWISE Gift Fund is subject to rigorous governance processes: www.healthwise.org.au/about/healthwise-policies/
Most HealthWISE services are made possible through government funding, however the HealthWISE Gift Fund relies on donations.
Community groups we have funded
The HealthWISE Gift Fund commenced in 2018. To date we have supported organisations in Quirindi, Moree, Pilliga and Tamworth.
Community groups we have supported include:
Pilliga New Generation Football Club
Assisted participation in a football carnival. Our support helped the team challenge the thought process of being fit and healthy and what it takes to participate in the carnival team. The grant enabled a sense of belonging, bringing people together to set goals within the community for improved mental and physical health.
Tamworth Cycle Club Bike Skills Sessions
Purchase of junior size bikes. Games and activities were organised to encourage skill development as well as participation. In addition to Monday junior track nights supported by qualified coaches, juniors were taught how to ride on the velodrome and joined training events to increase fitness.
Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre
$20 fruit and vegetable voucher and $20 meat voucher as a thank you for attending the program. This program supported the follow up study of mums and babies who attended the centre for 13 visits from the time the baby is aged 3 months to 10 years of age. The visits include a focus on nutritional intake, social and emotional wellbeing and prevention of chronic disease.
Walhallow Aboriginal Corporation for Healthy Hearts Class
Focusing on supporting the elderly. Participants also include socially isolated and chronic disease patients. The weekly class includes a focus on diet, lifestyle choices and an individual exercise program.
Moree Secondary College Girl's Fitness Program
Equipping young girls to make positive choices for themselves. Living healthy lifestyles alongside their friends, the girls receive a healthy breakfast after group exercise classes.
Donate to the Gift Fund
Most HealthWISE services are made possible through government funding, however the HealthWISE Gift Fund relies on donations. Each year, we aim to raise $9,000 to continue the HealthWISE Gift Fund.
Your donation will enable us to support small community groups to run a pet project that aims to prevent disease in the community that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to run. We will keep you updated on the success of the projects you’ve enabled.
In 2020 we are seeking to support projects that support recovery and resilience in drought and bushfire affected communities.
If you would like to find out other ways to support HealthWISE please go to: www.healthwise.org.au/support-us
How to apply
Applications re-open Spring 2020
For further information about our Gift Fund or to register your interest please contact:
p (02) 6766 1394
a 213 Peel Street Tamworth NSW 2340
Conditions of support:
- The activity seeking support must take place:
(a) In a town with a population of less than 10,000 people; and
(b) within the service delivery area of HealthWISE (the NSW Local Government Areas of Tamworth, Liverpool Plains, Armidale, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Gunnedah, Inverell, Glen Innes, Guyra, Gwydir Shire, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha and QLD Local Government Areas of Ipswich, South Burnett, Somerset and Scenic Rim.)
- The activity must support communities or individuals in the prevention of disease and meet the location and population criteria.
- The activity/activities must take place between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.
- Maximum amount of funds available per successful application is $3000.00
- Successful applicants must complete an evaluation form within 21 days from the conclusion of the scheduled activity.
- All funded activities will be featured and promoted on the HealthWISE website for the purpose of promoting the HealthWISE Gift Fund – Photos and any relevant logos will need to be supplied by the applicant.
- Applications close: TBC
- If the application for funding is successful, payment will be made upon receipt of a tax invoice, or if your organisation does not have an ABN, an invoice accompanied by an ATO “statement by a supplier”.