Growth funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The CHSP runs growth funding rounds to expand entry-level aged care services for older people in Australia. Find out what growth funding is, our feedback on how applicants can strengthen their applications and upcoming growth rounds.

What do we mean by growth funding?

We use growth funding to respond to the evolving needs as Australia’s population grows to provide more funding and services into the CHSP.

We allocate it based on priority geographical areas and service types.

Growth funding helps service providers:

  • expand entry-level aged care services for older people
  • meet demonstrated needs and identified gaps in service delivery.

Why growth funding is important

Growth funding targets specific:

  • CHSP service types
  • priority Aged Care Planning Regions across Australia
  • services where demand is greater than supply.

How we advertise grants

We will list grant opportunities on GrantConnect when they open. 

If you want GrantConnect to notify you about future CHSP funding opportunities:

  • register with them
  • enter ‘CHSP’ in the keyword section of your GrantConnect profile.

Applying to be a new provider

If you are applying to be a CHSP provider through a growth round, see Before providing CHSP services

Outcomes

After we have notified successful applicants, we provide generic feedback on how all applicants can strengthen future applications.

Open growth rounds

CHSP Growth Funding 2024–25 (GO6887)

The CHSP Growth Funding 2024–25 Grant Opportunity will fund up to $100 million (excluding GST) in identified Aged Care Planning Regions for the following service types:

  • domestic assistance
  • allied health and therapy
  • transport services
  • home maintenance.

Current CHSP providers, as well as service providers across aged care, disability and veterans care sectors are eligible to apply.

Successful providers will:

  • receive a grant agreement for 1 October 2024 to 30 June 2025
  • be included in the 2025–27 CHSP funding extension process.

Applications close 2pm (AEST) 31 May 2024.

For more information:

CHSP First Nations Growth Funding 2024–25 (GO6888)

The CHSP First Nations Growth Funding 2024–25 Grant Opportunity will fund $10 million (excluding GST) to expand the delivery of culturally safe CHSP services for First Nations older people.

Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations with experience across aged care, disability and primary health care sectors are eligible to apply.

This grant is not open to current CHSP providers.

Successful providers will:

  • receive a grant agreement for 1 October 2024 to 30 June 2025
  • be included in the 2025–2027 CHSP funding extension process.

Applications close 2pm (AEST) 31 May 2024.

For more information: 

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