In the 2018-19 Budget, the Australian Government announced $40 million for infrastructure investment in regional, rural and remote residential and home care services to support quality aged care service delivery in these regions. Commonwealth Home Support Programme services will also be considered, where there is exceptional need.
The grant opportunity is designed to target funding in regional, rural and remote regions where services may not have access to infrastructure funding. It will assist aged care services where geographical constraints, significantly higher costs and reduced capacity to generate revenue in low socio-economic locations, impede aged care services ability to invest in infrastructure work.
The Department of Health has released the grant opportunity, allowing existing approved aged care providers in regional, rural and remote areas, to apply for grants up to $500,000 per service.
What to do now:
The Grant Opportunity Application Form, Guidelines and FAQ’s for the Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grant can be accessed via GrantConnect: www.grants.gov.au
Applicants must submit their completed forms, including requested attachments, in the electronic format detailed in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
Closing time and date:
All applications must be received within the Department of Health by 2pm (AEDT) 24 October 2018.