Aims of the program

The program aims to increase access to quality aged care services for people:

  • from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • living in regional, rural, and remote areas
  • who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

How much funding has been made available

Up to $529 million has been made available until 30 June 2026.

From 2026-27, at least $149 million per year will be made available on an ongoing basis.

What grants can be used for

Organisations can apply for ACCAP grants to support aged care infrastructure projects, such as:

  • new builds, extensions and upgrades
  • maintenance and efficiency upgrades
  • safety and amenity improvements
  • construction or upgrade of multi-use spaces
  • provision of staff accommodation

Eligible activities will be determined on a round-by-round basis and clarified through grant opportunity guidelines. These guidelines will be published on GrantConnect at the beginning of each grant round.

Who can apply

Eligibility to apply and receive grant funding will be determined on a round-by-round basis and clarified through grant opportunity guidelines.

When to apply

There will be several funding rounds, each with their own particular focus. The next round is expected to open towards the end of 2022.

Further information will be published here as it becomes available.

To receive notifications about future funding opportunities, please register with GrantConnect.

What we’ve already funded

A targeted round has delivered $115 million to construct 4 culturally safe, purpose-built National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) services.

Contact

Aged Care Capital Assistance Program (ACCAP) contact

The Aged Care Capital Assistance Program (ACCAP) provides grants to build, extend, or upgrade aged care services or to build staff accommodation where older Australians have limited or no access.

ACCAP [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
27 October 2022
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