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Medibank Community Fund

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The Medibank Community Grants programme is designed to support not-for-profit organisations with a one-off grant.

Open to community focussed not for profit organisations.

This includes relevant incorporated associations, welfare support agencies, community groups and schools.

National organisations are welcome to apply. New Zealand projects may operate nationally.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply


The Medibank Community Fund was established in 2010 to inspire people to take action to safeguard their own health and wellbeing for a healthier future.


The Medibank Community Fund’s vision is: that people of all ages will live longer in good health by being encouraged to eat well, be physically active and more connected with their communities.

Projects funded

Funding is for individual programs and projects that encourage one or more of the following criteria:
• physical activity
• healthy eating
• community connectedness

Activities funded

Past recipients used funds to help feed, house, educate and encourage involvement and facilitate community connections among specific groups throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Funds available


Upper limit per grant application

Minimum amount $10,000 up to a maximum of $50,000.00

Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

The Foundation is not funding research via expressions of interest in the 2019/20 financial year. We wish you all the best in your research.

The application process

Stage 1: Expression of Interest
If you think your project is eligible for funding within a current funding program, you are welcome to submit an Expression of Interest Form. This must be submitted in the online format requested to be reviewed monthly. We aim to review all Expressions of Interest and respond to you within 6 weeks. If your application is not progressed we will clearly explain why, but we will not provide detailed feedback on specific applications.

Stage 2: Detailed Application
If your project is to be considered for funding we will invite you to make a more detailed application, for which we will require more information on your plans, the people who will be delivering the project and your organisation. Additional information will be reviewed quarterly (March, July, September, and December).

Decision makers

Decisions on which projects to fund are made by the Medibank Better Health Foundation Governance Committee.

Decision time

Applications will be first be screened against the eligiblity criteria for the grants. Screen applications will then be assessed by region based Medibank management teams. Once submitted, all applications will become the property of Medibank.

How notified

In writing

How paid

Direct Credit

Conditions of acceptance

Terms and Conditions will apply to the use of monies awarded. Submission of an application for a MCF Community Grant shall be deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Other information

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Medibank Community Fund