Far North Queensland aged care services are being invited to share in $40 million now available to improve their operations, for the benefit of local seniors.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said aged care providers could apply for one-off grants of up to $500,000 to undertake infrastructure extensions.
“Whether it’s improving accessibility, extending a kitchen or carrying out much-needed upgrades, I urge local operators to consider applying,” Mr Entsch said.
“The new Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants scheme is an important part of the federal government’s commitment to providing the best quality aged care for our treasured senior Australians.”
Mr Entsch said funding would be provided via an open and competitive application process.
“Existing government-approved residential and home care providers can apply,” he said.
“Approved Commonwealth Home Support Programme providers such as Meals On Wheels may also be eligible, where there is an exceptional need.”
Mr Entsch said applications for the Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants will close on 24 October 2018 at 2pm.
The application form, guidelines and FAQ can be access via GrantConnect: www.grants.gov.au