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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6011

National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health

Contact Details

Health Grants Team


Department of Health and Aged Care
Close Date & Time:
26-Apr-2023 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
231021 - Health and Medical Research
Secondary Category:
171004 - Services for People with Disabilities
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive

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Establishment of a National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health (‘National Centre’) is a key priority action under the National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability (‘the Roadmap’).

The National Centre will be fundamental to successful delivery of the Roadmap. The National Centre will serve as a source of expert advice for implementing other measures under the Roadmap.

Establishment of the National Centre was announced by the Australian Government as a 2022 election commitment. Through the October 2022 Budget, the Government announced funding for the National Centre as an ongoing measure under Program 1.6: Primary Health Care Quality and Coordination. The Government has allocated a total of up to $22.064 million (GST exclusive) over 4 years from 2022-23 in initial funding for the National Centre, with funding to continue into the future beyond those 4 years.

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To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Company
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
  • Cooperative
  • Incorporated Association
  • Statutory Entity
  • Partnership
  • Indigenous Corporation.

You must apply as a consortium. You must appoint a lead organisation who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities and is an eligible entity as per the list above. The lead organisation is responsible for submitting the application on behalf of the consortium members.

We can only accept applications where you certify that your participation in the application is supported by your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board).

For further information on consortium-based applications, refer to Section 7.2.

If you are applying as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust, the Trustee must have an eligible entity type as listed above.

 Each consortium must include in its membership, at least all three of the following:

  • a disability advocacy organisation;
  • a university; and
  • an existing intellectual disability health centre or service.

We can only accept applications from consortia that include organisations with expertise and skills in relation to intellectual disability health, and working with people with intellectual disability.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


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Contact Details

Health Grants Team