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National Palliative Care Project

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The National Palliative Care Projects are intended to improve the quality of palliative care service delivery in Australia.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support nationally focussed projects for the target population groups that:
* Improve the quality of and access to palliative care service skill development for service providers;
* Improve the quality of palliative care service delivery in community and acute care settings;
* Strengthen understanding and increase uptake of advance care planning;
* Improve knowledge and community awareness of palliative care; and
* Improve the collation and dissemination of palliative care information across the sector.

Under this grant opportunity, funding is available for national projects that target specific population groups who have recognised limited access to palliative care.

Targeted populations may include but are not limited to the following under-served populations:
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
* People who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Intersex (LGBTI)
* Veterans
* People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
* People who are experiencing homelessness
* People who are incarcerated
* People living with a disability
* People who are living in Australia with Refugee status
* Care leavers (including Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Stolen Generations) and those affected by forced adoption.

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Education, Health, Rural & Regional

Bush Bursaries

Funder:  NSW Rural Doctors & CWA

Grant Background: The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) Bush Bursaries and Country Women’s Association (CWA) Scholarships provide selected medical, midwifery and nursing students in NSW/ACT with $1,500 each to assist with costs associated with their studies. Recipients also spend two weeks on a rural placement in country NSW during their university holidays. The placement combines the enjoyable aspects of country life and rural medicine.

Placements are coordinated by the rural Councils. Placement locations may differ each year due to the involvement of different Councils.

The two-week placements are usually undertaken in December or January.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • an interest in rural practice and lifestyle;
  • an understanding of the realities of rural medical practice; and
  • the motivation to undertake a placement in a rural area as part of the scheme.

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Community, Health

Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Information Program

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  Applications must propose to deliver one or more of the following:

  • Deliver up to date, high quality information in a variety of products about specific disability types, functional impacts, and supports and services available for individuals with disability, their families and carers. This will increase individuals’ ability to exercise choice and control.
  • Provide information about disability that is relevant for mainstream organisations and service systems to increase their ability to be relevant and responsive.
  • Develop and disseminate information about disability types and relevant supports, which meets the needs of specific cohorts such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) communities, LGBTQI+ communities, and communities living in rural and remote areas.

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Community, Health

Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program – Transition Assistance Funding

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background: Organisations are invited to apply via an open process for Transition Assistance Funding to purchase tailored supports including business advice, professional services and software upgrades, which will assist to build the disability sector capacity and service provider readiness in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Eligible organisations may apply for Transition Assistance Funding to purchase tailored supports including business advice, professional services and software upgrades to assist in boosting capacity and capability as service providers.

The Transition Assistance Funding aims to assist organisations to:

  • attract retain and optimise their workforce
  • improve awareness of the opportunities and ability to enter/expand and collaborate in the disability sector
  • develop skills and capabilities required to effectively operate in a competitive disability market

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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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Community, Health

Veteran and Community Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program offers opportunities for both the veteran and broader community to participate in, and benefit from, projects that support healthy lifestyles, enhance quality of life and assist veterans and war widows/widowers to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

The objective of the Veteran and Community Grants Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and well-being.

The V&CG is intended to:

  • promote and enhance healthy lifestyles, particularly physical activity and mental well-being;
  • support quality independent living at home;
  • encourage involvement in community activities;
  • reduce social isolation;
  • encourage supportive and safe communities;
  • increase access to community services;
  • address gaps in local services;
  • support carers;
  • increase nutrition;
  • increase social connectedness; and
  • increase mental wellness.

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Community, Health

National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The National Disability Conference Initiative provides grants to help people with disability to 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 of people with disability at their conference.

The National Disability Conference Initiative aims to:

  • Enable people with disability 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 in Australia.

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Education, Health, Latest Grants

Casella Wines Health Science Scholarship

Funder:  Casella Family Brands

Grant Background: Casella Family Brands is Australia’s largest family wine company and offers up to six scholarships to students across several fields including health, science and agriculture. The scholarships are designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come when studying so that students can focus on achieving exceptional results.

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