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Community

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital Grants

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.

Small & Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.

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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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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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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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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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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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Agriculture, Education

Education – AgriFutures-Horizon Scholarship

Funder:  AgriFutures Australia

Scholarship Background: AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities. The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is awarded to students studying an agriculture-related undergraduate degree or a Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths/Finance (STEM) degree with relevant majors which align to agriculture.

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative supporting students enrolled in full time study at an Australian university by providing:

  • A bursary of $5000 per year for the final two years of your degree
  • Professional development workshops
  • Annual industry work placements aligned with the scholar’s areas of interest and their sponsor’s industry
  • Opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.

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