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Preparing for NSW Grant Reform

Mar 18, 2015 No Comments by Philip Amos

Will you be tender ready? After several postponements, NSW Health is now accelerating the Grants Management Improvement Program that will change the way $250million in health and community service funding is distributed. At a recent NGO stakeholder forum, Peter Carter, Acting Director, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Program, and his team made several key announcements: [...]

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Do you have a strategy for 2015?

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments by Philip Amos

If you are feeling like being a NFP leader is more exhausting than ever.  You are right.  Over the past two years, the speed of change in the health and community services sectors has reached a new peak. We are experiencing wave after wave of funding and grant reform, service delivery changes, the drive to [...]

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NSW Premiers Innovation Initiative

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments by Philip Amos

Mike Baird, Premier of NSW, has launched an Innovation Initiative seeking new approaches to address three policy areas: social housing; open data; and congestion. The Government will enter informal market discussions with interested proponents before a formal procurement process. For advice or assistance with your organisation’s application please contact us here.

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Challenge and opportunity in 2014

Jan 09, 2014 No Comments

In an era of ongoing reform and policy change, 2014 promises to be a year of unprecedented change for the future of the Australian health, social and community service sectors. Most significantly: the National Disability Insurance Scheme will take shape under the new Federal Government; NSW NGO Grant reform will reshape local health and community [...]

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Partners in Recovery ITA Release

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has opened the Initivation to Apply for Partners in Recovery. Partners in Recovery is a $549.8 million program of coordinated support and flexible funding for people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs.  The program will provide mental health care coordination for 24,000 people over five [...]

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New headspace Sites Announced

Aug 23, 2012 No Comments

Mark Butler, the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, has announced the next 15 sites for headspace centres to be tendered in late 2012.  The sites are: New South Wales: Richmond Valley Hinterland (Lismore), Sydney – South West (Liverpool), Sydney – South East (St George/Canterbury), Sydney – Northern Beaches, Sydney – Sutherland (Cronulla) Victoria: Melbourne – West [...]

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Social Inclusion Report

Aug 23, 2012 No Comments

Social inclusion is a focus of work for the Commonwealth’s new Office of the Not for Profit Sector.   For community and health organisations around Australia, social inclusion is a central aspect of their work.  The hard yards of connecting disadvantaged or isolated people with community services and networks.  The second edition of How Australia is [...]

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Mental Health Budget News

Jun 08, 2012 No Comments

Mark Bulter, the Commonwealth Minister for Mental Health, has an interesting article on ABC’s The Drum website today detailing progress in the rollout of mental health programs announced in the 2011 budget. A new headspace EOI round and Partners in Recovery tenders appear imminent. Read the article here:  http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4059844.html Philip Amos Consulting specialises in mental [...]

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Expansion of Teleweb Measures

Apr 13, 2012 No Comments

The Department of Health and Ageing is tendering for organisations to provide telephone counselling, self help and web-based support programmes. $15.4 million over the three years, 2012-13 to 2014-15 has been allocated for this one-off open competitive funding round.  Full details are available on the DoHA website here. For advice and assistance on preparing a successful application [...]

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NSW Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments

NSW Health is seeking expressions of interest from organisations to deliver NSW Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services for 2011/12 and beyond.   The tender process will allocate an additional $10M over four years – $2.5M per annum – to the Non-Government Organisation sector for the enhancement of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services and programs. The [...]

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