Growth Funding Round

Page last updated: 14 March 2017

The Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has announced approximately $115 million growth funding will be made available over two years to increase the number of home support aged care services to older people, under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

Growth funding allows the sector to respond to the changing aged care needs and growth in Australia’s ageing population.

The CHSP growth funding round specifically targeted identified priority areas to address existing gaps in home support services across Aged Care Planning Regions for identified client groups. This will see some 245 organisations providing additional home support services nationally, providing entry level support across a range of areas including allied health, respite care services, nursing services and therapy services. This support enables older Australians to remain living independently in their homes and communities.

All applicants have been notified regarding the outcome of this funding round and the department will be contacting successful applicants in the coming weeks regarding funding agreements.

View the Minister’s media release.

Generic feedback and Q&A’s are available on the department’s Grants and Tender page.