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Helping Hand Grants return to support medical, dental and veterinary practices

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Specialist medical lender Credabl is delighted to announce the return of its Helping Hand Grants for healthcare practices across Australia. The 2022/23 grants have officially launched - both direct applications from practices and nominations from the general public are being accepted until 31 December 2022. The recipients will be announced on 13 March 2023.

The grants are designed to support practice growth, showcasing the amazing contributions occurring in local communities and to help drive patient numbers and engagement.

The grants are valued at over $10,000 and will be awarded to up to five medical practices around Australia across the medical, dental and veterinary professions.

Each grant includes a cash incentive, practice growth and management coaching from industry partners including Health Business Network, Prime Practice and Vettr, a Delonghi Nespresso coffee machine, 50,000 Qantas Points* for their business and a digital guidebook filled with great tips to help boost patient numbers.

This year's judging panel are Dr Kristina Cain (Dentist and Business Owner of SmileChix), Dr Geoff Toogood (Cardiologist and Founder of Crazy Socks 4 Docs), Dr Garnett Hall (Veterinary Surgeon, Founder and CEO at VetChip and President of AVA WA), Stafford Hamilton (CEO at Credabl), Glen Stewart (Chief Risk Officer at Credabl) and Kelly Gall (Finance Specialist at Credabl).

Stafford Hamilton, Credabl CEO and Co-founder, says the return of the Helping Hand Grants is a way to continue to shine a light on hard-working healthcare practices right across Australia.

"At Credabl, we have seen first-hand how hard the past few years have been on medical practices, emotionally and financially. The Helping Hand Grants enable us to support up to five businesses whilst also acknowledging the challenges many practices are currently facing – from patient retention and community engagement to financial hardship," Hamilton said.

For previous winner Family Dental Yamba in Yamba, NSW, the last two years had significantly impacted the practice's growth plans, like many others.

"Thanks to the grant, we were able to complete our practice renovations and upgrades despite the floods and other challenges. Without Credabl's help and support, these dreams would not have become a reality and we are forever grateful!" said dentists, Aninke Lippert and Willem Espag.

Our 2020/21 Helping Hand Grant recipients also included Brentford Dental in Victoria, Cygnet Clinic in Western Australia, Modbury Veterinary Clinic in South Australia and Family Health Clinic in Queensland.

Medical, dental and veterinary businesses can directly apply for a Helping Hand Grant via the dedicated program page, while patients and clients can nominate a doctor, dentist or vet by visiting the nomination page (T&Cs apply).

About Credabl

Credabl is a team of finance specialists providing tailored solutions for medical, dental, veterinary and accounting professionals. Through simplified, customised and digitised solutions, Credabl ensures that medical professionals receive the financial attention they deserve in both their personal and professional lives. With niche finance knowledge and specialist skills, Credabl is your partner on call.

About Health Business Network

Health Business Network (HBN) is the one-stop-shop for all your medical business needs. Whether you're starting out, or an established doctor-preneur wishing to expand, HBN is Australia's trusted leader in medical practice growth and strategy. From business plans and cash flow forecasting, through to marketing, manager mentoring and profitable operational planning, HBN is the one-stop-shop for all your medical business needs.

About Prime Practice

Prime Practice is a global dental practice management and consultancy company that provides training and business solutions to the dental community across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, China, North America and Europe.

About Vettr

Vettr is a buying group with a difference. Vettr is different because they know that pricing is only one component of your business. They will help you take an objective look across all the aspects of your practice to come up with a plan to help you achieve your goals.

About Qantas Business Rewards

Qantas Business Rewards is the loyalty program that allows your business to earn Qantas Points on your everyday business expenses. Plus, your business can save on flights, manage your travel and redeem your Qantas Points on a range of products and services to benefit your business. All you need is a valid ABN to join.

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