Community, Health

National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI) 2022–23. The NDCI is delivered as part of the activities supporting the aims in Australia’s Disability Strategy and assists in delivering improved outcomes for people with disability and their carers.

This grant opportunity provides grants to conference organisers to assist 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.

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Community, Health

National Suicide Prevention Leadership & Support

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program is designed to achieve the Australian Government’s commitment to working towards zero suicides and reducing suicidal behaviour across the Australian population. This Grant Opportunity will provide funding for a range of activities aimed at reducing suicide deaths and suicidal behaviour across the Australian population and particularly among at risk populations and communities.

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Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies grant opportunity is part of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) under the Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative. This initiative aims to enable and support the translation of new discoveries into clinical practice.

The objective is to provide grants of financial assistance to support Indigenous-led Australian medical research projects. These projects translate existing knowledge through culturally safe care for pregnancy, birthing and the post-natal period, for example on-country birthing and continuity of family and midwifery care.

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Community, Health

Organ & Tissue Donation – Community Awareness Grant

Funder:  Organ & Tissue Authority

Grant Background:  This grant opportunity supports community-based awareness and education activities that contribute to increasing public understanding of and support for organ and tissue donation.

Specifically, it seeks applicants who will work in partnership with the Organ and Tissue Authority to develop and implement broad-reaching national events, media or publicity, or research or education projects.

Funding is available for three categories during 2022:

  1. National events– annual national community awareness events that reach mass audiences across the country (multi-year funding available)
  2. Media or publicity– media, public relations and/or digital activities targeting young people, First Nations Peoples, and/or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups (single year funding available)
  3. Research or education projects– research or behavioural change projects, or the development and distribution of education resources, for young people, First Nations Peoples, or CALD groups (single year funding available).

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Health, Rural & Regional

Primary Care Rural Innovative Multidisciplinary Models

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the Primary Care Rural Innovative Multidisciplinary Models (PRIMM) Grant Opportunity is to consult on and design feasible solutions to address specific Primary Health care service issues within local rural communities and regions.

PRIMM will provide funding to develop local, integrated, multidisciplinary models of primary care through a co-design process with local rural and remote communities. Proposals will have a multidisciplinary team focus, and support from key rural health service providers and communities is crucial.

Proposals will build on and integrate existing resources to deliver effective and sustainable primary care (including after hours care) within a region. Funding will support activities such as service design, community consultations, data analysis and financial model design.

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Business, Education, Health

Real Futures Grant

Funder:  Real Insurance

Grant Background: Real Insurance’s goal has been to protect the quality of people’s lives. They do this by providing insurance products that meet the needs of everyday Australians and offer peace of mind at an affordable price.

They know that real health for you and your family is only ever as good as the people who are providing it. And they know that finances are a key factor for families as well as insurance products and services. So with that in mind, they are helping to encourage the best people into the healthcare, business and finance industries by providing the Real Futures Grant.

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Community, Health, Women

2021 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

Funder:  NSW – Women

Grant Background: The NSW Government supports the prevention of domestic and family violence at the local level by providing annual grants to Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees across the state.

Projects the NSW Government is looking to fund:

  • promotional events for awareness of domestic and family violence. Past successful community events have included walks, candlelight vigils, and community information days;
  • projects that reinforce messages about positive behaviours and social norms rejecting violence against women,
  • collaborations with local groups, organisations – including men’s organisations – and schools in leading efforts for change, and
  • educational and awareness raising resources, print information booklets, promotional brochures and posters about domestic and family violence and/or local services.

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Business, Health

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) provides grants for collaborative research projects with Indian partners. For Round 14 of the AISRF, your project must involve research in focused priority area and must be mutually beneficial for Australia and India.

Your project must be in a priority area, the priority areas for Round 14 of AISRF are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund:

  • Quantum technologies
  • Earth observation remote sensing
  • Groundwater resources management
  • Downstream processing, recycling and tailings reclamation of critical minerals.

 Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund:

  • COVID-19 long-term health impacts
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Digital health and telemedicine
  • Biomaterials (including bioplastics).

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Health, Seniors

Homecare Workforce Support

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  As part of the Homecare Workforce Support programme nine grants will be provided to organisations or consortia to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to attract, train and support the retention of an additional 13,000 Personal Care Workers (PCWs) nationally to the home care sector by June 2023.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • support the home care sector to attract, train and retain an additional 13,000 PCWs in order to support growing demand for consumer access to home care;
  • assist new PCWs (e.g. students and new entrants) to receive the skills and training required to deliver quality aged care services;
  • enhance the skills of the existing workforce to ensure better support for new PCWs to the home care workforce to help improve retention; and
  • provide targeted support to aged care providers to promote consumer access to home care in rural and remote areas, this category could include residential aged care providers or other care services in those regions.

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Indigenous Mental Health First Aid Training

Funder:  National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background:  The purpose of the Indigenous Mental Health First Aid Training grant opportunity is to deliver Indigenous mental health first aid training across all jurisdictions in consultation with the local communities/services. The intended outcome of this grant opportunity is increased awareness and capacity of Indigenous families and communities to recognise the signs of mental health issues and be able to find appropriate pathways for assistance if needed.

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