NM Insurance is proud to announce the launch of the NM Insurance Community Grants Program. The Program will provide regular grants to community-based initiatives focused on recreational boating, caravanning and motorcycling. All applications for NM Insurance Community Grants will be assessed three times per year by a voluntary Committee. This voluntary Committee consists of respected professionals from the marine, motorcycle and caravan industries as well as members of NM Insurance’s Executive Team.
“We are always looking for new ways in which NM Insurance can support the communities we live and work within,” says NM Insurance CEO Lyndon Turner. “It’s this desire to make a difference at a grassroots level which led us to create the NM Insurance Community Grants Program. The Program also reflects our core company values of doing what is right and building respect and trust through integrity and authenticity. When defining the scope of the Program, we recognised the vast number of worthy local groups and admirable community-based initiatives throughout Australia and New Zealand. However, we felt the most natural fit for the NM Insurance Community Grants Program was to support local initiatives based around the areas of boating, caravanning, or motorcycling, to align with the types of assets our NM Insurance brands protect.”
Members of the NM Insurance Community Grants Committee include Suzanne Davies (CEO, Marina Industries Association), Stuart Lamont (CEO, Caravan Industry Association of Australia), Robert Walker (National Sales and Marketing Manager, Kawasaki Motors), Lyndon Turner (CEO, NM Insurance), Lesley Hambusch (Head of Legal, Compliance and Training, NM Insurance) and Neha Taskar (Head of Marketing, Brand, and Communications, NM Insurance). The NM Insurance Community Grants Committee will meet in March, July, and November each year to award grants.
“I am very proud to be involved in a program that will make a difference to initiatives that community-based groups deliver, usually through the hard work of committed volunteers,” says Suzanne Davies, CEO, Marina Industries Association (MIA). “Through its members, the MIA will help to ensure awareness of the potential funding opportunities available through the NM Insurance Community Grants Program reaches those who need it – whether that be volunteer-based clubs engaging kids in water sports, or groups working to ensure water-based activities are inclusive and accessible to all groups within our society.”
To mark the launch of the NM Insurance Community Grants Program, an additional launch grant has been awarded to Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club, a local organisation situated on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. “Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club members are very grateful for the generous offer of an NM Insurance Community Grant as we rebuild our operations following the fire which destroyed most of our boats and equipment in late 2021,” says Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club spokesperson John Veale. “In particular, the grant will help us continue to introduce local girls and boys to the sport of sailing. Thank you, NM Insurance.”
Applications for the March 2023 round of NM Insurance Community Grants are now open. Interested parties representing community-based initiatives focused on boating, caravanning or motorcycling are invited to visit nminsurance.com.au/community for further information and to download an application form.