Diabetes Counselling Online was self funded from 2001 – 2004 and then supported via the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) with seed funding during 2004 – 2009, administered by Diabetes Australia. This enabled us to become a national charity and to grow and develop our organisation. From 2009 – 2012 we have been supported by volunteers, fundraising, donations, grants and sponsors.
We have now won a grant from July 2012 – July 2015 through the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to develop our services. Ensuring sustainability beyond this grant is critical and as an independent charity it is our priority to secure corporate partners for major sponsorship so we can continue to offer our unique services into the future.
In operation since late 2001, we are now valued by the diabetes community, have received national and international recognition and awards and continually strive to improve and develop our services.
Novo Nordisk were our founding Platinum Sponsor providing major support for our online counselling services and in particular, development of ”Type 1 Weight Matters” programme in 2009-2011. They were also the GOLD sponsor for our Sweet Talk Gala dinner in 2009 – 2011. We are very grateful to Novo Nordisk for their very generous support of our counselling services across 2008-2011. Their focus on supporting the “person behind the disease” fits very much with our work in diabetes. See more here.
Roche Accu-Chek supported our Sweet Talk Gala Dinner as a Bronze Sponsor in 2010 and 2011.
They came on board in October 2010 as a major website sponsor – Gold, supporting development “Taking Control“. This Sponsorship was a one off in 2010 and we thank Accu-Chek for this support.
Animas Insulin Pumps (AMSL) supported our Sweet Talk Gala Dinner as a Bronze Sponsor in 2009, 2010 and as a Silver Sponsor in 2011.
AMSL Diabetes Animas came on board in April 2010 – June 2012 as a major website sponsor. We thank them for their generous support across this time.
In 2012-2015 we are seeking Corporate Sponsors and partners. We aim to develop partnerships with organisations who both support our values of enabling wellbeing and mental health for people with diabetes and the community at large; and who are unique and inspirational in their approach to their business.
We are leaders in the online counselling arena and in diabetes and mental health – and can offer wide exposure and benefits to our partner organisations. When we started there were only 2 other organisations providing these types of online services and we are in the front line of counselling using the Internet in Australia to deliver health servicces. This is an exciting opportunity for organisations to become involved in a vibrant and ground breaking service which is about to grow significantly.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organisation is interested in discussing potential Sponsorship.
Other past Supporters
National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) and Diabetes Australia National Office.
This service was partly funded under the NATIONAL DIABETES SERVICES SCHEME (NDSS) – an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia Ltd during 2003 – 2004; 2005 – 2007 and 2007 – October 2009. We are no longer funded under the NDSS as of October 2009 but we greatly thank the NDSS and Diabetes Australia National Office for their vital support in assisting us in establishing our services http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/ndss/.
Artifact Interactive - we thank David Doull and Artifact Interactive for the original design, generous professional services and ongoing support for this website
The service has also been generously supported by:
Provision of a grant towards printing of our new brochures in 2007, support for professional development and a Partnership In Diabetes research grant for 2007/2008 to undertake our “Weight Matters” type 2 pilot programme and research.
For support in professional development
For their generous grant to support our Weight Matters Programme in 2007
Ian Potter Foundation
For their generous grant towards our Weight Matters programmes in 2009-2010
For their fantastic support as a Silver Wine Sponsor donating the wine for our inaugural “Sweet Talk gala event in 2009 and for increasing this to Gold Wine sponsor for the dinner in 2010 and again in 2011.
Turner Partners Real Estate
For their auctioneer services at our Sweet Talk gala event in 2009; and as a Silver Sponsor for the dinner in 2010 and 2011.
Please see our Sweet Talk page for full list of sponsors of our “Sweet Talk” gala dinner in 2009 , 2010 and 2011