Local aged care services are being invited to share in $40 million now available to improve their operations, for the benefit of local seniors.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said aged care providers could apply for one-off grants of up to $500,000 to undertake infrastructure extensions.
“The new Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants scheme is an important part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to providing the best quality aged care for our senior Australians,” Minister Hunt said.
“Whether it’s improving accessibility, extending a kitchen or carrying out much-needed upgrades, I urge local operators to consider applying.”
Funding will be provided via an open and competitive application process.
“Existing Government-approved residential and home care providers can apply and approved Commonwealth Home Support Programme providers such as Meals On Wheels may also be eligible, where there is an exceptional need,” Mr Hunt said.
Applications for the Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants will close at 2pm AEDT on 24 October 2018.
The application form, guidelines and FAQ can be access via GrantConnect: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=F3773F29-D49A-6F68-33F7E0DDF2AA5847