Kids camps and activities
Since 2009, Diabetes Queensland has been funding organisations
and health services across Queensland to deliver camps and
activities for children with type 1 diabetes. Grants of up to
$5000 are available. Over the past 4 years this has added up to
more than $83,000 worth of funding.
Children with type 1 diabetes go through a rollercoaster of
emotions while growing up - frustration, anger, sometimes
depression and often isolation because not everyone around them
understands what life is like with diabetes. A type 1 diabetes
diagnosis not only affects the entire family, but every part of a
Diabetes Queensland wants to support children and families
through the type 1 diabetes journey - and offering funding for
organisations to deliver camps is one way we do this.
By providing funding towards diabetes camps, Diabetes Queensland
enables children with type 1 diabetes to meet and share their
experiences with other children who are living with the same
condition, while also improving their skills and knowledge in
diabetes management. Participants learn about balancing eating,
exercise, activity plans and insulin requirements through a mix of
fun activities and educational exercises.
For Health Organisations / Services - To apply
for an Activities & Camps grant please download the application
form from the resources box on the right.
For Consumers - Diabetes Queensland is funding
the following camps and activities over the coming
months. Check out our What's On page for upcoming kids camps