Science
Health

Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  There are no known prevention measures for brain cancer and for some types of brain cancer, no effective treatments. It is widely recognised that the key to improvements in this area is investment in research.

The objective of the 2019 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity is:

  • to support the development of better approaches to address the medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer to improve quality of life and the survivorship experience.

Survivorship must be focused on children, adolescents and young adults, or adults with malignant brain cancer, their families or carers.

Areas of focus may include:

  • medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer – for example: cognitive, executive and memory impairment; fatigue; behavioural issues; seizures or toxicities of anticonvulsants; and fitness to drive
  • impact on survivors, their families and carers – for example: anxiety and depression; and long-term impacts including economic impact
  • efficacy of new or existing models of care and interventions, including the factors that contribute to success – for example: efficacy of new or existing models of care which involve nurse care coordinators, and components of the care model which contribute to success; and impact of rural and remote patient locality on effectiveness of survivorship clinics.

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity are to develop:

  • a better understanding of the effects and impact of symptoms on quality and quantity of life, independence, function and disability
  • develop new care models that improve the experience of survivors, their families and carers.

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Medical
Health

Rural, Regional & Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure Grant

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity focuses on new and innovative approaches to enhancing and improving clinical trial infrastructure (including facilities, research equipment, systems and services) – by extending existing or providing new clinical trials into rural, regional and remote areas.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are:

  • improved facilities, equipment, services and systems in rural, regional and remote Australia
  • improved quality of care and health outcomes for patients through quicker and easier access to medical treatments, drugs, therapies and devices, through participation in clinical trials
  • reduced burden, costs and risks for patients and their families related to clinical trial participation
  • increased research capacity, including linkages, leveraging and enhancements of existing local and national structures, organisations, facilities and/or workforce, with flow-on effects to broader health services.

The intended outcome of the grant opportunity is improved access to clinical trials by Australians living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

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Community
Community, Health

Veteran and Community Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The objective of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community; and
  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

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Health

Pain Management – Health Practitioner Education Strategy

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to develop a considered, strategic approach for the dissemination and delivery of pain management education and training across a broad range of health practitioner disciplines. Development of the education strategy will ensure that health professionals have access to, and are appropriately supported in providing, effective evidence-based management and care.

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Community, Health

Safe Places Emergency Accommodation

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background:  The Australian Government is inviting eligible organisations, via an open competitive process, to apply for capital grants under the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation program from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to deliver new emergency and crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. It could also fund purchasing/renovations/repurposing of buildings, where it creates new emergency accommodation.

It is important that accommodation delivered under this grant provides access to appropriate and specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

The Government intends to maximise the return on its investment, the grant opportunity will prefer projects that bring together:

  • different participants to deliver the most effective model
  • contributions (whether cash or in-kind) from other levels of government, and from private and philanthropic sources.

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Health

Kidney Disease – Key Activities

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the Kidney Disease – Key Activities grant opportunity is to provide optimal care and support for patients, families and carers of those with kidney disease, health professional education and improve research and data on kidney disease.

The grant aligns with the priorities and actions outlined in the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease (the Action Plan). It is anticipated that the Action Plan will be released in March 2020. A draft of the Action Plan is available on Kidney Health Australia’s website.

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Community, Health

Disability, Mental Health and Carers: National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The Disability, Mental Health and Carers program provides support and community-based initiatives for people with disability or mental illness and for carers so they can develop their capabilities and actively participate in community and economic life.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants to conference organisers to help people with disability participate in nationally-focused, disability-related, conferences held in Australia.

Grants will support eligible conference organisers to provide accessibility measures that will maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conference.

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity that are expected to be achieved by funding conference organisers are:

  • people with disability are provided with greater opportunities to participate in all areas of Australian life by assisting them and their carers with the costs of attending disability related conferences that might otherwise be inaccessible to them
  • greater participation and inclusion of people with disability at nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.

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Health

Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background: This grant opportunity will use sport and physical activity projects to address inclusion issues for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and seeks to enhance wellbeing and instill a sense of community belonging.

Using sport and physical activity, the grant opportunity aims to contribute to the building of resilient, cohesive and harmonious communities to ensure that individuals, families and communities have the opportunity to thrive and have the capacity to respond to emerging needs and challenges.

The grant opportunity will target the following community groups to engage in sport and physical activity projects:
–  newly arrived migrants and refugees;
–  women;
–  people with a physical or mental disability; and
–  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to:
–  increase the participation of vulnerable, disadvantaged individuals and families from targeted community groups in sport and physical activity;
–  increase community pride and connection within targeted community groups; and
–  increase the range of flexible, community based, participation opportunities available.

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Health

National Women’s Health Strategy and National Men’s Health Strategy – Health Promotion

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  As an initial contribution to implementing both the National Women’s Strategy and the National Men’s Strategy, the Australian Government’s health promotion grants program, will provide an opportunity for tailoring and extending national public awareness and health promotion initiatives in local and regional communities.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support innovative approaches to trialling and evaluating local, regional, state wide or national health promotion initiatives focussing on improving health literacy, reducing risk and improving health and wellbeing within priority population groups (as identified in each Strategy). Priority will be given to initiatives that target populations to address clear unmet health and wellbeing needs.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • improved health literacy among priority population groups, including increased understanding of risk and opportunities for improving health; and
  • increased understanding of mechanisms to improve health literacy among priority population groups, based on evaluation of projects.

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Children & Youth, Health

Child & Youth Health

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The Child and Youth Health grant opportunity was announced as part of the launch of the National Action Plan for the Health of Children and Young People 2020-2030 (the Action Plan).

The Action Plan provides a roadmap to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australian children and young people. It is intended to guide collaborative approaches under the following priority areas:

  1. improving health equity across populations;
    2. empowering parents and caregivers to maximise healthy development;
    3. tackling mental health and risky behaviours;
    4. addressing chronic conditions and preventive health; and
    5. strengthening the workforce.

There is a total of $2 million over four years from 2019-20 for the Child and Youth Health Grant Opportunity, covering two parts:

  • Part A: Program implementation ($1.5 million over four years from 2019-20); and
  • Part B: Health professionals’ education and awareness-raising activities ($0.5 million over four years from 2019-20).

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