Next round of infrastructure grants open

The $200m funding package targets residential aged care services in rural, remote and all regional locations plus those serving First Nations communities.

The latest round of Commonwealth infrastructure grants for residential aged care services in regional, rural and remote locations has been expanded to include all regional areas.

The $200m funding package under the Aged Care Capital Assistance Program aims to improve access to quality aged care in small rural towns and remote communities, including for older First Nations people.

It has been launched less than a month after the first round awarded grants worth $135 million in total to 68 rural and remote services – including Uniting NSW.ACT’s home in Taralga – and eight specialist homelessness services in metropolitan areas.

For this round eligibility has been expanded to include all regional areas (MM 2-7) with grants also available to help providers build and improve services for First Nations communities in any location, including major cities.

Minister for Aged Care Anika Wells said the funding would provide the support some regional and rural providers needed to bring their facilities into the modern era.  

Anika Wells

“As Minister for Aged Care I have visited 50 facilities and seen firsthand the difference that modern and comfortable environments can make to quality of life,” Ms Wells said.

“Beyond the regions and the bush, this is also an exciting opportunity for city-based providers with the necessary skills and experience to deliver projects that provide care to First Nations people.”

Grant information, including eligibility requirements are on GrantConnect (GO6989). Applications close Thursday 29 August 2024 at 2pm (AEST).

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