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Health

Economic and Community Participation Grant

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  Economic and Community Participation Program aims to build the capacity of the community to create opportunities for people with disability to contribute to community prosperity and participate in community life. The objective of this ECP grant round is to improve the economic and community participation of people with disability across Australia.

This grant round aims to fund projects which provide a catalyst for increasing access and inclusion in economic and community participation for people with disability across Australia.

There are two streams under the ECP Program within this grant round.

  • Economic Participation stream: Sector based initiatives to create pathways to employment and drive inclusive practices for people with disability to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity and
  • Social and Community Participation stream: Inclusive practices to create opportunities for people with disability to participate in community life, with a focus on arts, culture, sport and recreation.

The specific outcomes for the ECP Program include:

  • People with disability participate in and benefit from the same community activities as everyone else.
  • People with disability actively contribute to leading, shaping and influencing their community.

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Health

Mainstream Capacity Building

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver ILC grant activities under Outcome 1.2 – Community Inclusion and Capacity Development Grants nationally for up to three years from 2019-20.

It is the aim of this MCB grant round to fund activities that will enable:

  • people with disability to use and benefit from the same mainstream health services as everyone else
  • improved access and utilisation of mainstream health services where mainstream supports available.

Mainstream Capacity Building (MCB) – these are activities that build the capacity of mainstream organisations (in this case Health organisations), by making sure they have the knowledge and skills they need to meet the needs of people with disability.

The intended outcomes of the MCB activities are:

  • increased understanding of mainstream personnel about disability and inclusion
  • improved inclusive, relevant, high quality health services
  • improved individual attitudes and service culture in the health service system

The NDIA encourages applications that focus on these ‘ILC Priority Cohort Groups’:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • CALD communities
  • LGBTIQA+ Cohorts
  • Rural/Remote communities.

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Health

Individual Capacity Building (ICB) Program

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  The aim of the ICB Program is to provide people with disability the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights. The ICB Program will achieve this by enabling systematic access to peer support, mentoring and other skills building for people with disability, carers and families, to develop their individual capacity. This could include activities that empower a person to be independent and to engage in social, economic and community life.

The grant opportunity will fund activities that align with the following two activity types:

Activity type 1: Individual Capacity Building, which are activities that build the capacity of people with disability by ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to set and achieve their goals.

Activity type 2: Organisational Capacity Building, which are activities that improve the ability of Disabled Peoples Organisations and Families Organisations (DPO/FOs) to deliver their organisational purpose and to deliver ILC in the community.

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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

Men As Role Models For Preventing Violence Against Women and Children

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background: The Australian Government has committed $2.472 million GST exclusive to develop and deliver primary prevention activities that encourage men to be positive role models.

Organisations are invited to apply for funding to deliver innovative primary prevention activities that involve men as positive role models to drive changes in the behaviours and attitudes that contribute to violence against women and children. These activities will involve men to challenge the underlying social, economic and political conditions, as well as historical and cultural factors that allow violence, supportive attitudes and behaviours to thrive.

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Community, Health, Women

Accredited Training for Sexual Violence Responses

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting eligible organisations to apply for up to $4.494 million GST exclusive to develop and deliver free training to frontline workers across Australia to better recognise and respond to all people who experience sexual violence. Sexual violence may form part of family and domestic violence or as a standalone form of violence, and requires specific and specialised skills, capabilities and responses from frontline workers. These workforces could also work with clients to provide crisis support or referrals, or assist with recovery. Continue reading “Accredited Training for Sexual Violence Responses”

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Community, Health

Dreams for a Better World

Funder:  Sunsuper

Grant Background: Sunsuper’s community grants are here to give you a leg up and a helping hand to make your dream a reality.

If you’re looking for sports grants to help people of all ages and abilities be more active, or to improve the health and fitness of those in your community, apply for their Active Community grant.

Or if you have a dream to create more active communities through health initiatives, wellbeing programs or by tackling medical issues faced by the wider community they also want to hear from you.

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Health

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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