Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Fund

Page last updated: 18 August 2017

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

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.

The Department of Health funding rounds currently open for application are advertised on the Tenders and Grants page and GrantConnect Hub.  Learn more about applying for DACS funding.

Contact information

For general enquiries: dacs@health.gov.au