Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5842
Indigenous Australians' Health Programme - Workforce and Maternity Services
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The department’s key policy drivers in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health are the Health Plan, the Implementation Plan for the Health Plan and the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (National Agreement) that sets out seventeen targets and four priority reform areas. This grant opportunity builds on existing efforts to improve rates of healthy birthweight of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies. It aims to reach up to 3,000 women who may be at highest risk of having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander baby born outside the healthy birthweight range. Outcomes will directly contribute to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (CTG) Target 2 – Babies are born healthy and strong, with the target of ‘by 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies with a healthy birthweight to 91 per cent’.
This grant will support organisations with projects, such as the Birthing on Country models of care, that deliver and/or research and develop programs that deliver maternal health services directly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and help boost their participation in the maternal health workforce, including:
- delivery of culturally safe antenatal, birthing and postnatal care,
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwife-led models of care and Indigenous birth companions;
- mechanisms to test and evaluate the impact of their models;
- community driven approaches; and
- where relevant, have appropriate support from state and territory governments to deliver the activity in a medical setting.
To view the grant opportunity documents, please select the red "Grant Opportunity Documents" button on the left hand side.
To be eligible you must be one of the following organisation types:
- Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation/Service;
- Aboriginal Medical Service;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health peak/professional bodies and affiliates; and/or
If you are applying as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust, the Trustee must have an organisation type as listed above.
Additional eligibility requirements
We can only accept applications from:
- Organisations previously and/or currently delivering and looking to continue and/or expand Birthing on Country services; OR
- Organisations looking to build their capacity and capability to deliver Birthing on Country services, e.g. scoping work, workforce, research and planning.
Submit your application by the closing date and time using the online application form link located via the "Grant Opportunity Documents" button on the left hand side.
Once you have submitted your application using the online application form link you will receive an automatic email with your Submission Reference ID. Retain this number if you wish to query your application with the Department. If you do not receive an email (including auto reply) within 48 hours please contact the department on (02) 6289 5600.
Note the 2mb limit per attachment in the application form. Multiple files/documents should be scanned into a single document. Compressed or zip files are not accepted. File names must be unique and not include foreign characters.