Community Partnerships

We've created the HBF Community Partnerships Program to help organisations and charities in our community improve the health of all Australians.

We've created the HBF Community Partnerships worth up to $300,000 over 3 years to help organisations and charities in our community improve the health of Australians.

Brief background

For 79 years, generations of Western Australians have turned to us to insure their health. We are the State's largest health insurer, but we're also determined to be a force for good in the wider community.

Our goal

Improving health in our community can take many forms and we want to ensure that our Community Partnerships makes a tangible, measurable difference in an area of need in our community.

Key dates for our program

Here are the important dates for our current round of funding.

Date Activity
29/4 Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) form
13/5 HBF notifies all EOI applicants
27/05 Full application form due
10/06 HBF notifies detailed applicants
24/06 Presentations by shortlisted applicants commence
30/06 Community Partnership with successful organisation commences

Eligibility criteria for the Community Partnerships

Who we're looking to partner with to make a difference in our community.

  • You must be an Australian registered or endorsed charitable organisation, with a physical presence in WA.
  • You must have been operating for at least 2 years.
  • Your annual turnover must be between $50,000 - $5M. (however, we reserve the discretion to change or waive this requirement ).
  • HBF Partnerships will not be awarded to support conferences, seminars, presentations or activities which are themselves fundraising. Events will also not be considered a Partnership.

Previous HBF Community Partners

In our first year of the Community Partnerships Program HBF, in conjunction with Fiona Stanley Hospital and the McCusker Foundation, have partnered with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood to establish WA's first Microbiome facility. Faecal transplants are a life changing treatment for Clostridium Difficile, a debilitating bacterial infection which affects thousands of West Australian each year and can even be fatal.

If successful, can we extend our partnership with HBF beyond three years?

We enter a three-year maximum contract with successful Community Partnership partners. Extending partnerships beyond the original contract terms will be at our discretion.

Do all successful partners get access to the full $300,000 over the three years?

Each year, our partners will receive up to $100,000 each, however it may be at a lesser amount based on their projects.

What key timings do I need to be aware of?

Our Community Partnerships begins with an expression of interest phase and, for those shortlisted, a more detailed application process. See the key dates.

How will I know if I’m successful in the Expression of Interest phase?

After the EOI phase concludes, we will contact all applicants to let them know if they will be progressing to the next phase of the application process.