Grants for the Health and Wellness Sector

Health and fitness sector is of high interest to any government due to the positive impact it creates on the welfare of the general public. Reflecting its concern, the Australian State and Federal government have put a number of grants in place for this sector. These grants can be accessed by eligible individuals as well as organizations in the form of loans, awards, incentives, and other subsidies.

Apart from health care organisations and other well-being equipment business houses, these grants are also available to medical health practitioners such as doctors, nurses and other professionals who are involved in the promotion of health and wellness related programs.

Grants for GPs (General Practitioners)

This grant is particularly aimed at assisting General Practitioners with their practice and also to encourage them to promote and advocate the importance of keeping fit and maintaining your well-being as per 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

This grant is available under CCS (Child Care Subsidy) scheme of the Australian Government to those who fulfil 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.

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.

Another grant funded by the Federal Government is aimed at providing assistance to 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 business houses/ organisations to improvise their quality of services, especially towards the workers of their own organisation. For example, one of such state funded grant 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 workplace. To know more about such grants, please speak to one of our advisors at the number mentioned below.

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