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Applications open 28 February 2023
Carers are people who provide ongoing, unpaid support to people who need it because of disability, chronic or life-limiting illness, mental illness, frail age, dementia or drug or alcohol dependency.
$3.1 million is available in the Carers Investment Program 2023-25 Grant round. One off time limited funding will be available ranging from $250,000 up to $500,000 (excl GST) in total; for two year projects to be delivered within the period June 2023 –June 2025.
Projects should support the delivery of outcomes for carers.
Grant applications are open from 9am 28 February 2023 until 5pm 27 March 2023.
This grant will have a two-stage application process. Organisations can complete an Expression of Interest in stage one and have their eligibility for a grant assessed. Eligible applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed application for funding in stage two.
Successful applicants will be advised of final decisions May 2023 for program commencement in June 2023.
Expression of Interest and Eligibility Criteria for Stage 1
This grant program round will be open to
Stage One project proposal should include:
If invited to submit a proposal Stage Two application needs to demonstrate how they will provide specific outcomes to carers.
Before applying, please read the following documents:
CIP Grant Guidelines (link)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (link)
Submit your application for the Carers Investment Program 2023 -25 grant round using the online Smarty Grants portal.
Applications are only accepted through the online application form. All required fields marked with an * must be completed.
Through the portal, applicants are required to log in via Smarty Grants to access the online application form. If the applicant organisation has previously used Smarty Grants to apply for a grant, then they will already be registered and can use existing usernames and log in details, and do not need to set up a new registration/account.
All required attachments must be uploaded through the online application form in Smarty Grants. Please do not upload documents that have not been requested or email additional attachments such as support letters or references – only your response to the application form will be used to assess your application.
Applications will not be accepted unless they are submitted online through the Smarty Grants portal. Incomplete, late and/or non-compliant applications will not be progressed for assessment.
Please refer to the Grants Administration Guide and Frequently Asked Questions for further details:
The Carers team may also be able to answer your queries. Please contact the Carers Team at email@example.com
28 Feb 2023
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