Aims of the program
The program aims to maintain or increase access to quality aged care services in thin market settings for people:
- from First Nations communities
- living in regional, rural, and remote areas
- who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
- with other complex and diverse needs, including dementia.
How much funding has been made available
Up to $603.6 million has been made available until 30 June 2027.
From 2027–28, at least $156 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.
Grant opportunity closed
The thin markets, multiple streams grant opportunity closed at 2pm AEST on Friday 12 January 2024.
Up to $135 million in funding was made available for infrastructure projects focused on maintaining or improving access to quality aged care services in small rural towns, remote and very remote communities, including:
- staff accommodation
- upgrades, expansions or new builds
- specialised homeless services
- National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) minor projects and equipment.
For more information on this round, see the grant opportunity on GrantConnect.
Future grant opportunities
A second round will open in the first half of 2024. This round will broaden eligibility to all regional, rural and remote locations and will have a continued focus on improving access to quality aged care services for First Nations communities nationwide, including urban settings.
We will publish details and timing of the second round in the coming months.
To receive notifications about future funding opportunities, please register with GrantConnect.