Applications now open for Regional Health Infrastructure Fund grants - round 4
More regional Victorians will be able to access world-class health care with submissions now open for round 4 of the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund grant program.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced the latest funding round at the opening of the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub.
Round 4 of the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund was made possible by a $100 million allocation in this year’s Victorian Budget, taking the fund’s total to $350 million. This year’s funding also includes $10 million for eligible public sector residential aged care services.
About the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund
Established in 2016, the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund assists eligible rural and regional public health services, local and small rural health services, public residential aged care services, registered community health services, bush nursing hospitals and centres, women’s health services and Aboriginal community-run health organisations maintain and upgrade their services.
Grants can be used for construction, remodelling and refurbishment projects, technology improvements and the upgrade or replacement of medical and engineering equipment.
Over the past three years, the grants program has funded over 280 projects across regional and rural Victoria, creating more than 430 construction jobs along the way.
How to apply
Round 4 applications for the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund opened on Friday 1 November.
Applications are limited to two submissions per agency and must be lodged through the Smartygrants website:
Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (for public health providers)
Aged Care Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (for public aged care providers)
View further information including guidelines and service eligibility criteria via the health.vic.gov.au website.
Information on how to apply can be found on the Smartgrants website.
Applications close Monday, 16 December 2019.
Caption: Premier Andrews announces Round 4 submissions to the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund program are now open. He is pictured (L to R) with Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle at the opening of the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Medical and Regional Health Hub.