Investing in a new state of wellbeing
icare foundation is a social venture. We're committed to redefining how we think about insurance and care and to making a difference in our community.
We established icare foundation in 2016 to invest in partners who can improve wellbeing outcomes for injured workers, road users, their families and carers. We fund organisations that are taking a fresh approach to injury and loss prevention, health and wellbeing, and recovery.
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Injury Prevention in Construction (IPIC) fund
The icare foundation’s goal is to support innovations and organisations that address the biggest challenges for our customers: preventing injury, improving recovery & enhancing quality of life.
In late July 2019, the foundation will be calling for new solutions to prevent injury in the construction industry.
Through the Injury Prevention in Construction (IPIC) fund, the foundation will be looking to support innovations in healthy workplace cultures and systems, addressing the complex causes of accidents and injury in construction.
The focus on the construction industry reflects its status as high-risk, with significantly higher physical injury claims when compared to other industry sectors. This is particularly true for young workers who are more likely to be injured.
If you have an innovation that can address individual, organisational or industry level causes of injury in construction, then please be sure to check back here on 22 July for further information, including eligibility criteria and how to submit an expression of interest.
A total funding pool of $3 million will be available to develop solutions for impact.
Applications open late July 2019
Have a question about funding through the icare foundation? Contact us.
News 13 Dec
Community organisations took to the stage in Tamworth and Dubbo to vie for a slice of $500,000 in icare foundation funding.
News 11 Jul
icare and Paralympics Australia are proud to announce their partnership has been extended for a further three years.
News 24 Jan
Applications are open for a share in $4 million of funding from the icare foundation, available to anyone with an innovative idea to improve quality of life for people living with a serious injury.
News 12 Dec
Community organisations took to the stage in Tamworth and Dubbo to vie for a slice of $500,000 in icare foundation funding to improve transport options for people living with a disability and severe injury.
$1.5 million investment
New technologies have great potential to improve the lives of people with disability. But right now people with disability are less likely to benefit from digital technology than the general population.
That’s why we’ve invested in Remarkable: an organisation supports start-ups in inclusive and assistive technologies with a focus on achieving functional and economic benefits for people with disability.
Remarkable provides training, mentoring and seed funding to help start-ups bring fully fledged products to market, all the while keeping the focus on social impact.
We’re committed to making a difference in our community. To do this, we are disrupting the way foundations do things and setting a new benchmark for innovative funding and partnerships.
Between 2016 and 2018 we provided over $14.3 million in funds to support 38 vital programs and research projects in the injury prevention, health promotion and recovery space.