17 September 2018

Wide Bay aged care services invited to share in $40m boost 
Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien is encouraging aged care service providers to apply for one-off grants, of up to $500,000 for infrastructure extensions to improve their operations.

“The Coalition Government is delivering $40 million in capital grants to build better aged care facilities,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
“Whether it’s to improve accessibility, extending a kitchen or carrying out much-needed upgrades, I urge local operators to consider applying for funding to enable them to expand their services.
 
“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 senior Australians.
 
“Existing Government-approved residential and home care providers can apply. 
 
“Other approved Commonwealth Home Support Programme providers such as Meals On Wheels may also be eligible where there is an exceptional need,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
Applications for the Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants will close at 2pm AEDT on 24 October 2018.   Funding will be provided through an open and competitive application process.
 
The application form, guidelines and FAQ can be accessed via GrantConnect: www.grants.gov.au