Military
Community

Supporting Younger Veterans

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Supporting Younger Veterans program objectives are to:

  • deliver services to the younger veterans’ community that build community capacity for the future and complement services already provided by the Commonwealth
  • expand on existing or well established services offered to the younger veterans’ community to new regions within Australia or in development of new services that will be offered in more than one location
  • raise awareness of the important issues faced by the younger veterans’ community.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • support the development of well-researched and tailored services for the younger veterans’ community, with a particular focus on services supporting those at risk of experiencing poor mental health
  • develop capability within the veteran community that services the unique needs of the younger veterans’ community
  • fund organisations that can sustainably deliver services to the younger veterans’ community now and into the future
  • increase collaboration amongst organisations to expand services and harness existing expertise for the benefit of the younger veterans’ community
  • increase awareness of younger veterans’ community issues and/or services within the Australian and veteran communities, where doing so would benefit the younger veterans’ community.

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Health

Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program – Emerging Priorities

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program aims to strengthen national access to perinatal mental health and wellbeing support services to improve health outcomes for expectant and new parents experiencing, or at risk of, perinatal mental health issues. The purpose of the Emerging Priorities grant opportunity is to address national gaps in perinatal mental health and wellbeing service delivery through the delivery of new initiatives that complement and enhance existing services.

The objectives of the Emerging Priorities grant opportunity are to:
• deliver national perinatal mental health initiatives for expectant and new parents experiencing or at risk of perinatal mental illness, including activities aimed at improving access to support services for underserviced groups and vulnerable sectors of communities across Australia;
• deliver national prevention and early intervention support services for parents at risk of perinatal mental illness following birth trauma, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death to prevent the development of mental illness;
• deliver training and education initiatives aimed at the improvement of perinatal mental health and wellbeing service delivery; and
• deliver awareness, information and stigma reduction initiatives for perinatal mental health and wellbeing.

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Community
Community

In a Good Place

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: In a Good Place is a national grants program funded that provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help.

There are three objectives for this program:

  1. Reduce social isolation;
  2. Increase social participation and connectedness;
  3. Increase help-seeking.

In a Good Place supports rural, regional and remote communities in their efforts to strengthen the mental health of at-risk and vulnerable members of their communities via projects, services or activities that are preventative or responsive in nature and which are designed to engage those less likely, unable due to distance and isolation, or ineligible to participate in mainstream mental health services.

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Community
Community, Rural & Regional

News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: Through the provision of grants, the aim of the News Corp Bushfire Fund Grant is to address a range of needs, including but not limited to:

  • Community infrastructure and equipment that strengthens volunteer community groups and their activities;
  • Emergency equipment and facilities;
  • Mental health and wellbeing; and
  • Rebuilding communities – from infrastructure repairs or upgrades, to governance, capacity building or operational support.

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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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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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Sport

Mental Health Sports Fund

Funder:  NSW – Sport

Grant Background: Drought has had an enormous impact across NSW and particularly in regional areas. The Mental Health Sports Fund provides NSW based sporting bodies with funding for sport led mental health, social and emotional wellbeing initiatives in regional NSW.

The objectives of the Grant program are to:

  • Conduct a community driven and well supported mental health initiative
  • Deliver mental health and wellbeing benefits to individuals in regional communities
  • Establish connections between community sporting clubs and mental health organisations for ongoing referral and support pathways
  • Promote resilience in the sporting sector or among local sporting clubs.

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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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Community, Health

Supporting Younger Veterans

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Supporting Younger Veterans program aims to foster the ability of ex-service organisations (ESOs) and non ex-service organisations to support the needs of younger veterans as they transition out of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), establish themselves into civilian life, and manage the challenges their ADF service presents through different stages of their civilian life.

In the 2019-20 funding round the priority is on activities that support the development of well-researched and tailored services for the younger veterans’ community, with a particular focus on services supporting those at risk of experiencing poor mental health.

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Community, Health, Rural & Regional

In a Good Place

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: In a Good Place is a national grants program that provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help.

There are three objectives for this program:

  1. Reduce social isolation;
  2. Increase social participation and connectedness;
  3. Increase help-seeking.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Serve communities with populations under 10,000;
  • Are run by and based in the beneficiary community/ies;
  • Respond to specific population mental health and wellbeing issues within a local community;
  • Are sustainable beyond the period of the grant;
  • Can clearly measure and report on project outcomes.

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