Funding For Medical Centers

It is common knowledge that the healthcare sector is extremely vital to the overall well-being of our population. This is why the Australian government has allocated billions of dollars to support Medical Centers. A wide range of assistance programs is offered by means of grants, funding programs, incentives, awards, and subsidies.

Funding for Medical Centers is not necessarily restricted to businesses, other providers such as doctors, surgeons, and nurses and associated professionals in the industry who are able to promote knowledge, skills and experience within the sector can also utilise these assistance programs.

Grants for GPs (General Practitioners)

This grant is particularly aimed at assisting the general practitioners with their practice and also to encourage them to promote and advocate the importance of well-being and physically fit in their respective areas of work.

Eligibility criteria:

  • must follow guidelines of ‘open practice’
  • must have registration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards or should have applied for accreditation from the same
  • must have an active full liability insurance

Community Child Care Fund for Medical Centers

This grant is available under CCS (Child Care Subsidy) scheme of the Australian Government to those who fulfill the Grant Opportunity Guidelines criteria. The grant is intended towards providing assistance to child care services for underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. It also aims to increase the child care participation in these areas.

Funding is made available in three categories:

  • Sustainability Support: Support for sustenance of helping services operating in the above mentioned areas
  • Community Support: Inviting more organisations and communities to identify the community level barriers and addressing the same thereby increasing child care participation
  • Capital Support: Building, renovating, modifying or extending the child care premises in the above mentioned areas where the demand is unmet.

Research Grants for Medical Centers

One of the prominent grants of $1 million funded by the Federal Government is aimed at providing assistance to the researchers who are in engaged in medical field. Projects that are sure to create potentially positive impact on the fitness and wellbeing of the citizens can claim for this grant. The good news is one can claim a grant of up to 100% spanning a tenure of up to one year.

Eligibility criteria:

  • having an ABN is a must
  • Australian incorporation essential
  • Medical institutes/organisations, universities and corporations, both profitable and non-profitable are eligible

The minimum funding under this grant is capped at $250,000 and the maximum amount that can be claimed is $1 million.

Early Health Care and Research Funding

Another grant funded by the Federal Government is aimed at providing assistance those health businesses that are involved in nurturing early health care and its research.

To be able to apply for this grant, businesses must:

  • possess an ABN
  • GST registration is a must
  • Must have an Australian incorporation
  • Medical institutes/organisations, universities and corporations, both profitable and non-profitable are eligible

Many state governments are coming up with a number of grants apart in line with the grants provided by the Federal Government. These grants are aimed at providing assistance to the eligible medical centers to improvise their quality of services, especially towards the workers of their own organisation. For example, one of such state funded grants is providing the SMEs (with not more than 20 employees) with a rebate of up to $500 for maintaining cleanliness and a healthy environment at their work place.

For more information on the above mentioned and similar grants, please speak to one of our advisors at the number mentioned below.

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