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Grant opportunity: Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund - NATSIFAC Program

Published 10 May 2021

The Department of Health has released a grant via the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program, for grants for infrastructure and equipment.

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This grant opportunity is intended to support special measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by assisting NATSIFAC Program service providers, in locations where higher costs and reduced capacity to generate revenue constrain their ability to replace equipment, undertake building maintenance and upgrades, and provide quality, safe staff accommodation. Funding for this grant opportunity comes from the DACS Fund in accordance with the information in Section 2. The grant opportunity will assist service providers to deliver culturally safe, quality aged care services.

There are three categories of funding available:

Category 1

  • staff accommodation unit
  • minor capital works or upgrades to existing buildings

Category 2

  • maintenance or renovations to existing building/s

Category 3

  • training, the purchase or replacement of furniture or equipment.


The grant is open to those organisations currently funded under the NATSIFAC Program, and funding will be prioritised for services in MMM6-7 locations. There’s $7m available in total.

More information about the NATSIFAC program can be found at: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program | Australian Government Department of Health.

Last updated: 10 May 2021