AIA New Zealand has set aside half a million dollars for its newly-launched initiative that seeks to make local communities healthier.
The AIA Vitality Business and Community Grant Programme seeks to help financial advisers make a difference in their local community and highlight the importance of health, wellbeing and overall financial resilience to New Zealanders, the company said in a statement.
Ten grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded to initiatives designed to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of New Zealand communities. Contestants will have to submit ideas on how to improve health and wellbeing in their local neighbourhood, and winners will be announced in August.
“Our dream of championing New Zealand to be the healthiest and best protected nation in the world starts by helping communities take daily steps towards better health and wellbeing,” said Nick Stanhope, AIA New Zealand CEO. “Initiatives such as this demonstrate the importance of ensuring our communities undertake some form of activity which supports them to live healthier, longer, better lives.”
“We’re looking to communities all across New Zealand to put forward their ideas which could include initiatives – such as hosting events to create awareness of heath challenges; investing in digital promotion of healthy living through podcasts or a video series; developing marketing activities that will drive the awareness of health and wellbeing; and delivering educational opportunities to increase the importance of health and wellbeing for New Zealanders.”