What’s New

Community Programs Update

The Community Programs are funded by the IBN Charitable Foundation and are reviewed and updated every year by the IBN Board.

The Community Programs for the 2021/22 Financial Year closed on 21st June 2022.

The Community Programs for the 2022/23 Financial Year will be available from 1st July 2022, and all members will be advised when they are ready to access, and where and how to access them.

The new Community Programs have been developed based on vital feedback provided by our members in the recent member survey.

Please see some information below that have formed the new Community Programs.

 

 YOU SAID / WE LISTENED

  • Increase benefits

WHAT WE ARE DOING

  • The upcoming Community Programs release, which will be available from 1st July 2022, has increases ranging from 10% – 25%

YOU SAID / WE LISTENED

  • Give us more flexibility and choice
  • Make claiming far quicker

WHAT WE ARE DOING

  • The largest funded Community Program is for Household Essentials. (over 80% of claims), and one significant changes has been made
  1. We have removed the “what you can use the funding for” and replaced that with a small number of restrictions that the Charities Act state we cannot provide funding for. This has considerably increased your flexibility

YOU SAID / WE LISTENED

  • More Support for Elders
  • Increase the access to Health Assistance

WHAT WE ARE DOING

  • We have lowered the previous age restrictions from 60 – 55 on at least one Community Program

YOU SAID / WE LISTENED

  • Easier access to your money

WHAT WE ARE DOING

  • We will have web forms available on our website, which we hope will make the applications process much easier
  • You will be able to apply for support and upload your supporting documents directly into the website which will then be automatically received by the processing team. This means that you will no longer need to download, fill-out and then send your application to us (although members will still be able to do this if they prefer)
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