Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Fund
The Dementia and Aged Care Service (DACS) is an Australian Government initiative designed to strengthen the capacity of the aged care sector to better respond to the existing and emerging challenges of the aged care reforms.
The DACS Fund targets support for emerging priorities and challenges in aged care, focussing on areas such as:
- dementia care
- projects to support people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual and Intersex and people from a CALD background
- projects to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
You can find out more in the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund Guidelines.
DACS - project links and resources
- Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care (EBPAC)
- Key Findings Report on the Review of the Aged Care Services and Healthy Ageing Grants (ACSIHAG)
- Support Services for Remote and Indigenous Aged Care
- Creating Better Healthcare Connections
- Dementia and Aged Care Services Project Tools and Resources
- LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Resources
- National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for people from diverse backgrounds
- National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy
- National LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project
- People from diverse backgrounds
DACS Grants and Funding
The DACS fund provides flexible funding to deliver new and innovative, generally time-limited projects that address aged care priority areas and help strengthen the aged care system. The DACS fund is a competitive application process, designed to support emerging priorities and challenges in aged care.