Diabetes NSW & ACT would like to acknowledge the generous supporters who have helped us develop and deliver programs and services that make life easier for people living with diabetes, their families, friends and carers. This includes our 45,000 members, volunteer fundraisers, donors, those who have left a bequest and members of the Good Life Alliance.
We’d also like to thank and acknowledge our largest donors, those organisations that have provided grant funding. Their support makes a significant difference to the number of people we can help.
Future Generation Investment Company Limited
Future Generation Investment Company Limited (FGX) gives investors the opportunity to access prominent Australian fund managers via an investment vehicle that supports Australian charities focused on children at risk.
The investment objective of the FGX investment portfolio is to provide dividends to investors, achieve capital growth and preserve shareholder capital. Their charitable objectives are to make a difference by providing an income stream for high impact charities working to better the lives of young Australians. This structure allows FGX to provide an ongoing source of funding for selected charities, while promoting giving and wealth creation.
Over the past year the funding provided by FGX has allowed Diabetes NSW & ACT to:
- Update and improve resource kits provided to children and families newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
- Deliver carer training workshops across NSW and the ACT
- Deliver seven one-on-one school visits to support children, teachers and families to better manage their type 1 diabetes at school
- Update guidelines on healthy eating and insulin pump technology.
The nib foundation’s mission is to help people and communities live healthier lives. As a not-for-profit charitable trust, they provide grants and create partnerships to deliver innovative programs aimed at making positive and lasting improvements to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Australians. Established by nib health funds in 2008, the foundation has committed $15.8 million to support over 105 programs tackling health issues across Australia.
Funding provided by the nib Foundation has supported Diabetes NSW & ACT in the delivery of five carer training workshops in the Hunter region.
Lions District 201N5
Lions in Australia has a proud history of supporting disaster and emergency relief, medical research and community service. They were at the coalface for Cyclone Tracy, the Black Saturday Bushfires and the Queensland floods. Lions also assists with local community fundraising for special causes.
The grant provided by the Lion’s Club supported the 2018 DiaBuddies Event in Newcastle for children aged 0–14 living with type 1 diabetes and their families. The day provided a safe, fun and supportive environment for families to learn more about diabetes management and create networks with others in the same situation.
Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation
The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation provides grants to not-for profit organisations and community groups to help them deliver programs that address health and social disadvantage in young people.
Each year the Foundation distributes over $1.5 million in grant funding to eligible organisations across the Hunter, Central Coast, Central West, Mid North Coast, New England and Northern Rivers areas of New South Wales.
A grant provided by Newcastle Permanent supported teacher training workshops in Gosford, Taree, Tamworth and Maitland.