Community organisation needs votes for grant

LOCAL Bundaberg residents are being urged to get online and vote for local not-for- profit organisation, Carinbundi Kids and their community health project to receive a one-off-Medibank Community Grant.

If they receive the most votes online, Carinbundi Kids will use their grant funding to bring kids with disabilities into mainstream sport by developing relationships with community sporting groups and coaching kids in their chosen sport to encourage active living.

Medibank's head of corporate social responsibility Rita Marigliani said the program is an important way that Medibank works in partnership with local communities to support better health outcomes for young people.

"The prevalence of childhood obesity that leads to chronic disease is significant," she said.

"Currently, one in four children have it as an overbearing in their lives and we believe that encouraging physical activity from an early age with programs like Carinbundi Kids's can grow healthier kids and prevent any of that happening in the future."

More than 300 not-for-profit organisations applied for a grant this year.

Cast your cote online via www.medibankcommunitygrants.com.au.

Voting closes November 20.



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