Share in $40m aged care boost

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Aged care ser­vices are be­ing in­vited to share in $40 mil­lion now avail­able to im­prove their op­er­a­tions, for the ben­e­fit of lo­cal se­niors.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mur­ray, the Hon Damian Drum MP 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 ap­ply for this grant op­por­tu­nity,” Mr Drum said.

“The new Aged Care Re­gional, Ru­ral and Re­mote In­fra­struc­ture Grants scheme is an im­por­tant part of the Coali­tion Govern­ment’s com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing the best qual­ity aged care for our trea­sured se­nior Aus­tralians.

“Our se­nior com­mu­nity mem­bers need ac­cess to the best pos­si­ble ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties in their own com­mu­nity. This grant could en­able our small town aged care fa­cil­i­ties to get much needed in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments.

“Ex­ist­ing Govern­ment-ap­proved res­i­den­tial and home care providers can ap­ply,” Mr Drum said.

“Ap­proved Com­mon­wealth Home Sup­port Pro­gramme providers such as Meals On Wheels may also be el­i­gi­ble, where there is an ex­cep­tional need.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the Aged Care Re­gional, Ru­ral and Re­mote In­fra­struc­ture Grants will close at 2pm AEDT on 24 Oc­to­ber 2018.

The ap­pli­ca­tion form, guide­lines and FAQ can be ac­cess via Gran­tCon­nect: www.grants.gov.au

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