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Health

Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Health Professional Awareness and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to develop and deliver training and education for health professionals, in relation to the treatment of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

The grant strongly aligns with the priorities and actions outlined in the National Strategic Action Plan for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (the Action Plan), launched by the Australian Government in March 2019.

The Action Plan is a nationally co-ordinated effort to address the effective care and management for people living with IBD in Australia. It focuses on actions that can bring tangible benefits to people’s individual care; reduce the burden of disease; and improve the care and quality of life for the people living with IBD and the community.

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Health

Arthritis – Health Professional Education and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to enable the development and delivery of arthritis diagnosis, management and care training and educational resources for health professionals. The grant opportunity will also look to increase health professional’s capacity and knowledge of arthritis diagnosis, management and treatment, ensuring the delivery of high-value arthritis care.

This includes:

  • Drive early diagnosis and intervention for children and adults with inflammatory arthritis.
    • Increase the uptake of effective lifestyle and self-management interventions for people with arthritis.
    • Establish and promote guidelines and systems, including the promotion of the recently revised RACGP Guidelines for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis.
    • Develop and deliver information, training and education to upskill health professionals and relevant non-health professionals to deliver appropriate management of arthritis care.

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Health

Arthritis – Consumer Awareness and Education

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to ensure those affected by arthritis, their families/carers and the wider population have access to a broad range of evidence-based education resources, care and support options.

This includes:

  • developing and disseminating new consumer information, tools and resources for target populations to address identified gaps and unmet needs;
  • developing and disseminating consumer-focused guides or standards of care for people with arthritis so they know what care they should receive; and
  • developing information and education resources and health services that are culturally appropriate and address the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

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Health

Macular Disease – Health Professional Education and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health 

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to facilitate the development and delivery of macular disease diagnosis, management and care education and training resources for health professionals.

The overall objective of this grant opportunity is to develop nationally consistent education and training programs for health professionals to deliver appropriate management and care for people with macular disease.

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Health

Osteoporosis Consumer Awareness

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to improve the wellbeing of people with osteoporosis by increasing the availability of evidence-based information and to improve awareness and understanding in the community about osteoporosis and early symptoms.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to increase consumer awareness of osteoporosis and the importance of bone health in line with the priorities in the Action Plan. This includes increasing awareness and education of osteoporosis, with a focus on early prevention.

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Arts & Creative

Independent Arts & Cultural Organisation Multi-Year Funding

Funder:  NSW – Create NSW

Grant Background: Independent Organisation funding supports Independent Arts and Cultural Organisations to deliver, develop and present multiple arts and cultural activities over a 2+2 year period. Funding will commence from 2020/21 and can contribute to any aspect of an organisation’s program.

Funding is available for a wide range of arts and cultural activity, including:

  • creation of new work, practice-based research or experimentation and professional development
  • production, exhibition, presenting, publishing or recording, touring and festivals
  • promotion and marketing, market and/or audience development activity
  • conservation and/or development of collections and archives (including Aboriginal Keeping Places and the digitisation of collections)
  • purchase of capital infrastructure and equipment
  • partnerships, capacity building and sustainability.

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Health

Lung Conditions Population Groups at Risk

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to improve awareness and understanding of lung conditions for population groups considered to be at an ‘increased risk’ of experiencing poor lung health in Australia. These include, but not limited to: asthmatics, those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cystic fibrosis, smokers, people with allergies, people exposed to asbestos and/or inflammatory pollutants (i.e. those in occupations such as mining, manufacturing, engineered stone working and building).

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support a number of recommended activities from the Action Plan, including:

  • Delivering awareness and education campaigns to improve knowledge of occupational hazards that affect the lungs and to promote safe workplaces;
  • Delivering education to parents, carers and health professionals to address chronic cough, particularly in high risk populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; and
  • Delivering awareness and education campaigns on the benefits of immunisation to increase uptake in high-risk populations.

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Environmental, Rural & Regional

Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids 2019-20

Funder:  Federal – Environment

Grant Background: The Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund supports feasibility studies into more reliable, secure and cost effective energy supply to regional and remote communities in Australia.

The program will fund feasibility studies looking at microgrid technologies to replace, upgrade or supplement existing electricity supply arrangements in off-grid and fringe-off- grid communities located in regional and remote areas.

The objective of the program is to support regional and remote communities to investigate whether replacing, upgrading or supplementing a microgrid or upgrading existing off-grid and fringe-off-grid supply with microgrid or related new energy technologies would be cost effective.

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Arts & Creative, Community, Sport

Infrastructure Grants

Funder:  NSW – Office of Responsible Gambling

Grant Background:  The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
  • Sport & Recreation

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Health

Pain Management Training

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to enable the development and provision of pain management training and educational resources for medical practitioners, to more effectively deliver pain management care. This will allow better coordination of treatment and management for people living with chronic pain.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support the recommended activities from the Action Plan. These include:

  • Expand pain management training opportunities for health practitioners – licensing health practitioners to complete the full Faculty of Pain Medicine Better Pain Management Program, or greater access for more practitioners to selected modules of relevance.
  • Develop a six-month workplace-based certificate in clinical pain medicine for GPs and other interested health professionals.
  • Create a public database of health practitioners who have completed pain management training courses (interactive website).
  • Develop specific materials and engagement activities to provide prescribers with guidance on the quality use of medications.
  • Develop a ‘train the trainer’ model for Residential Aged Care providers and distribute and disseminate the existing guidance and management strategy documents.

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