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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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Supported Accommodation Infrastructure Fund

Sep 02, 2011 No Comments

The Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA) has opened a tender for the Supported Accommodation Infrastructure Fund.  $60 million has been committed over three years to build up to 150 new supported accommodation places for people with disability. All the details are available on the FaHCSIA website here:  http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/disability/funding/saif/Pages/default.aspx Contact […]

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National Disability Insurance Scheme: Transforming Disability Support

Aug 11, 2011 No Comments

The Gillard Government’s announcement of its support for a national disability insurance scheme sets the stage for a generational change in the way Australia provides disability care.  If legislated, the Scheme will effectively remake the disability sector creating significant opportunities for existing disability organisations. The additional funding alone is tremendous:  an additional $6.5 billion a year, in the […]

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Integrated Placement Services and Support Service – QLD

Aug 08, 2011 No Comments

The Queensland Department of Communities is inviting Non-Government Organisations to apply for grant funding of $1,693,914 in 2011-12 to deliver residential care, supported independent living and counselling and intervention services in the South East Region.  The purpose of this grant funding is to deliver two residential care services each providing two places, a supported independent […]

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New Children and Family Centre – Queensland

Aug 01, 2011 No Comments

Queensland Department of Education is inviting non-government organisations to apply for funding (available until mid 2014) to operate one or more of the children and family centres in Logan and Rockhampton.  The children and family centres will provide integrated services, responsive to community needs, including early childhood education and care, parenting and family support, and […]

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