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Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship

About Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship

The Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship was established by the Board of the Diabetes Association of the NT Inc., trading as Healthy Living NT, in 2005 as a means of recognising the significant contribution of Bill Raby OBE to the Association and the well-being of people with diabetes in the NT.

From 2005-2015, the Fellowship supported health professionals in the NT to increase their knowledge of diabetes through financial support for Continuing Professional Development.


Over this period, the Fellowship offered funding support of over $97,000 to 30 health

professionals for diabetes CPD activities. 80% of approved applicants completed their CPD



In 2015, the Board of Healthy Living NT reviewed the operation and effectiveness of the

Fellowship and re-aligned its objectives to more relevant and contemporary goals supported by a new Board of Governors consistent with revised objectives.


Current Fellowship Aims

The aim of the Fellowship is to enhance the well-being of people with diabetes and the general community in the NT. Fellowship financial support can be made available to applicants in the following two categories:


a) Youth affected by diabetes

b) Community grants program


From 2016-2023, the Fellowship has awarded funding of ~$116,789 to 48 community health promoting projects and youth with diabetes:

  • 20 youth with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) have been supported to attend both NT and interstate diabetes camps and to link into diabetes support networks using contemporary media.  Over $11,000 has been awarded directly to youth with diabetes.
  • 28 community groups have been supported to initiate a range of health promoting projects as diverse as community health education and support, diabetes youth support, community cookbooks and healthy eating projects, community and school gardens and physical activity projects or equipment. ~$105,649 has been awarded directly to community organisations.

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