INNOV8

INNOV8 is the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network’s online hub, designed to share ideas and meet other people with interest and expertise in healthcare.

ACTIVATE YOUR COMMUNITY | PITCH NIGHT 3 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS INFORMATION PACK AND SUBMIT APPLICATION

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to call for submissions for the chance to pitch for one-off funding at our third Pitch Night event.

A pitch night is an event held for organisations to pitch their innovative ideas to gain exposure and funding. This round of funding is part of our Healthy Weight Initiative.

We are seeking submissions from the following communities:

  • WYONG
  • CESSNOCK
  • MID-COAST
  • GUNNEDAH
  • NARRABRI
  • TAMWORTH.

We are looking for submissions from community-driven, locally-embedded organisations that are based on one of these themes:

  • Getting your community moving
  • Eating right and eating healthy, or
  • Promote lifestyle changes that improve all aspects of individual health.

An application information pack can be accessed from the TenderLink website.

If you haven't already done so, you will need to register on TenderLink to submit an application or ask a question. Registering will also enable you to be notified of future funding and tender opportunities from HNECC PHN.

Submissions close 2pm, Monday, September 17, 2018.

Information on our previous Pitch Nights can be found below.


Thank you to so many of you who came along and contributed to supporting positive change in our communities at our Pitch Night event.

Shaun, Pat and Jake and Kim, as well as their advocates, did a wonderful job sharing their passions for empowering those in our region through their health initiatives.

Together we pledged almost $150,000 - a true demonstration of the power of the collective!


BEYOND EMPATHY - $44,500
The Aboriginal men involved in Moree’s Mari-Dhaadharr (Gomeroi for man-hut) are trapped in cycles of deviance where family violence, addiction and incarceration have become normalised. With no personal currency or support to break this cycle, access to conventional welfare is limited. Loss of identity, on-going dispossession, trans-generational trauma, systemic racism, shame and the burden of low expectations entrench these cycles further. Through providing a supported, creative men's program that prioritises mental health, relationships and transitional work skills, Mari-Dhaadharr aims to disrupt this cycle.

GOMEROI EDUCATION AND TRAINING - $41,000
The program will work with each local Aboriginal Men's group to develop a framework that will assist Aboriginal Men's Group define their purpose and value proposition within their own community. The framework will provide an opportunity for Aboriginal men to influence decision making and be a voice on issues that impact on them. They are seeking to gain a deep understanding from Aboriginal men about the barriers that currently impact on their lives / families / community. The Aboriginal men possess a deep insight to their own barriers and have the capacity to inform the solution, which will become a focus for the Regional Aboriginal Men's Alliance.

TAMWORTH LOCAL ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCIL - $62,500
The target group for this proposal is young Aboriginal people of primary school age (school years K-6) within the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council boundary and Tamworth Regional LGA. The activity provides a positive early-intervention initiative which will benefit up to 60 Aboriginal students and their families over nine school holiday periods by providing positive cultural, skill-building and recreational activities for three days each holiday period. The programs build relationships with a variety of community members and potential mentors which increases students’ future engagement in other local Aboriginal-targeted programs.





Pitch Night 1 Finalists

Our INNOV8 Pitch Night finalists who successfully pitched for funding at our inaugural event, where over $160,000 was distributed to these . You can view their pitches in the video section.


Pius X Aboriginal Corporation - $47,000
Since 1965 Pius X has been a provider of Primary Health Services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in North West NSW. Given that Aboriginal mothers generally seek antenatal care late and attend fewer antenatal sessions, Pius X seeks to create an innovative program that will encourage engagement of expectant mothers with antenatal care and education.

Orange Sky Australia - $38,600
Orange Sky is the world's first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to positively connect communities, restore respect and a sense of dignity, raise health standards and ultimately help transition people out of homelessness.It takes an hour to wash and dry someone's clothes. During that time, we offer a conversation. Many people we speak to have had no human contact for days. Once trust is built, we can refer to health services, offer casual employment, again to help restore respect, self-confidence and sense of self-worth.

Hunter Rehabilitation and Health - $28,200
Hunter Rehabilitation and Health help people get back to doing what they love by implementing specific and individualised exercise programs to better their health and change their lives. We have collaborated with John Hunter Children's Hospital and Cystic Fibrosis NSW to implement a regular exercise program for CF children. We have achieved life changing results so far and if the results of this study show a significant improvement in CF disease status, it could change the way care is delivered.

Upper Hunter wheres there's a Will - $48,600
Our objective is to address the significant mental health issues facing youth in the Upper Hunter. We believe that in order for us to improve mental health and reduce suicide rates, we MUST take a whole community approach. Our Visible Wellbeing project combines the science of wellbeing with the science of learning and teaching to make wellbeing visible in all classes and across co-curricula. Techniques help the teacher to use the learning process itself as a delivery mechanism to build student wellbeing.


INNOV8 is the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network’s online hub, designed to share ideas and meet other people with interest and expertise in healthcare.

ACTIVATE YOUR COMMUNITY | PITCH NIGHT 3 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS INFORMATION PACK AND SUBMIT APPLICATION

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to call for submissions for the chance to pitch for one-off funding at our third Pitch Night event.

A pitch night is an event held for organisations to pitch their innovative ideas to gain exposure and funding. This round of funding is part of our Healthy Weight Initiative.

We are seeking submissions from the following communities:

  • WYONG
  • CESSNOCK
  • MID-COAST
  • GUNNEDAH
  • NARRABRI
  • TAMWORTH.

We are looking for submissions from community-driven, locally-embedded organisations that are based on one of these themes:

  • Getting your community moving
  • Eating right and eating healthy, or
  • Promote lifestyle changes that improve all aspects of individual health.

An application information pack can be accessed from the TenderLink website.

If you haven't already done so, you will need to register on TenderLink to submit an application or ask a question. Registering will also enable you to be notified of future funding and tender opportunities from HNECC PHN.

Submissions close 2pm, Monday, September 17, 2018.

Information on our previous Pitch Nights can be found below.


Thank you to so many of you who came along and contributed to supporting positive change in our communities at our Pitch Night event.

Shaun, Pat and Jake and Kim, as well as their advocates, did a wonderful job sharing their passions for empowering those in our region through their health initiatives.

Together we pledged almost $150,000 - a true demonstration of the power of the collective!


BEYOND EMPATHY - $44,500
The Aboriginal men involved in Moree’s Mari-Dhaadharr (Gomeroi for man-hut) are trapped in cycles of deviance where family violence, addiction and incarceration have become normalised. With no personal currency or support to break this cycle, access to conventional welfare is limited. Loss of identity, on-going dispossession, trans-generational trauma, systemic racism, shame and the burden of low expectations entrench these cycles further. Through providing a supported, creative men's program that prioritises mental health, relationships and transitional work skills, Mari-Dhaadharr aims to disrupt this cycle.

GOMEROI EDUCATION AND TRAINING - $41,000
The program will work with each local Aboriginal Men's group to develop a framework that will assist Aboriginal Men's Group define their purpose and value proposition within their own community. The framework will provide an opportunity for Aboriginal men to influence decision making and be a voice on issues that impact on them. They are seeking to gain a deep understanding from Aboriginal men about the barriers that currently impact on their lives / families / community. The Aboriginal men possess a deep insight to their own barriers and have the capacity to inform the solution, which will become a focus for the Regional Aboriginal Men's Alliance.

TAMWORTH LOCAL ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCIL - $62,500
The target group for this proposal is young Aboriginal people of primary school age (school years K-6) within the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council boundary and Tamworth Regional LGA. The activity provides a positive early-intervention initiative which will benefit up to 60 Aboriginal students and their families over nine school holiday periods by providing positive cultural, skill-building and recreational activities for three days each holiday period. The programs build relationships with a variety of community members and potential mentors which increases students’ future engagement in other local Aboriginal-targeted programs.





Pitch Night 1 Finalists

Our INNOV8 Pitch Night finalists who successfully pitched for funding at our inaugural event, where over $160,000 was distributed to these . You can view their pitches in the video section.


Pius X Aboriginal Corporation - $47,000
Since 1965 Pius X has been a provider of Primary Health Services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in North West NSW. Given that Aboriginal mothers generally seek antenatal care late and attend fewer antenatal sessions, Pius X seeks to create an innovative program that will encourage engagement of expectant mothers with antenatal care and education.

Orange Sky Australia - $38,600
Orange Sky is the world's first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to positively connect communities, restore respect and a sense of dignity, raise health standards and ultimately help transition people out of homelessness.It takes an hour to wash and dry someone's clothes. During that time, we offer a conversation. Many people we speak to have had no human contact for days. Once trust is built, we can refer to health services, offer casual employment, again to help restore respect, self-confidence and sense of self-worth.

Hunter Rehabilitation and Health - $28,200
Hunter Rehabilitation and Health help people get back to doing what they love by implementing specific and individualised exercise programs to better their health and change their lives. We have collaborated with John Hunter Children's Hospital and Cystic Fibrosis NSW to implement a regular exercise program for CF children. We have achieved life changing results so far and if the results of this study show a significant improvement in CF disease status, it could change the way care is delivered.

Upper Hunter wheres there's a Will - $48,600
Our objective is to address the significant mental health issues facing youth in the Upper Hunter. We believe that in order for us to improve mental health and reduce suicide rates, we MUST take a whole community approach. Our Visible Wellbeing project combines the science of wellbeing with the science of learning and teaching to make wellbeing visible in all classes and across co-curricula. Techniques help the teacher to use the learning process itself as a delivery mechanism to build student wellbeing.


  • INNOV8 Pitch Night 3 | Call for submissions

    3 months ago
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    Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to call for submissions for the chance to pitch for one-off funding at our third Pitch Night event, to be held on the Central Coast on November 21, 2018.

    A pitch night is an event held for organisations to pitch their innovative ideas to gain exposure and funding. This round of funding is part of our Healthy Weight Initiative.

    We are looking for submissions from community-driven, locally-embedded organisations that are based on one of these themes:

    • Getting your community moving
    • Eating right and eating healthy, or
    • Promote...

    Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to call for submissions for the chance to pitch for one-off funding at our third Pitch Night event, to be held on the Central Coast on November 21, 2018.

    A pitch night is an event held for organisations to pitch their innovative ideas to gain exposure and funding. This round of funding is part of our Healthy Weight Initiative.

    We are looking for submissions from community-driven, locally-embedded organisations that are based on one of these themes:

    • Getting your community moving
    • Eating right and eating healthy, or
    • Promote lifestyle changes that improve all aspects of individual health.

    An application information pack can be accessed from the TenderLink website.

    If you haven't already done so, you will need to register on TenderLink to submit an application or ask a question. Registering will also enable you to be notified of future funding and tender opportunities from HNECC PHN.

    Submissions close 2pm, Monday, September 17, 2018.