Funding opportunity

Palliative and end of life care is a key identified priority for COORDINARE and we have recently released our End of Life Care priority document. We have a strong commitment to improving the way palliative and end of life care is delivered across the region and work continues to be progressed within our organisation.

COORDINARE recently invited organisations to apply for funding to implement initiatives that support increased understanding and uptake of advanced care planning and explore innovative models of care that build capacity of primary care, including but not limited to general practice, aged care and community pharmacy.

Expression of interest: Strengthening capacity and coordination of community-based palliative and end of life care in South Eastern NSW - Phase 2

COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN invites expressions of interest (EOI) from suitable organisations or collaborations to apply for funding as part of phase 2 of this initiative to assist in strengthening integrated palliative and end of life care service capacity in the community.

Through this funding, COORDINARE seeks to support improved capacity, coordination and partnerships between providers of palliative and end-of-life care within the South Eastern NSW region. Ultimately, the funding will support improvements to and delivery of high quality palliative and end of life care in the community and an optimal end-of-life experience for individuals, their families and carers.

Organisations involved in community palliative and end of life and end-of-life care delivery within the South Eastern NSW region. This includes:

  • general practices and other primary care providers
  • community pharmacies
  • community health providers (non-government funded)
  • aged care providers

Submissions from consortia and partnerships are strongly encouraged.

A total pool of funding up to $600,000 ex GST will be dispersed through this initiative, with individual funded projects to be a minimum of $35,000 ex GST.

Funded projects will run for 12 months from date of execution. All projects will be subject to an evaluation.

To access documents about this EOI, first register for Tenderlink at

See the user guide for the COORDINARE TenderLink portal here.

SUBMISSIONS: EOIs must be lodged electronically via the Tenderlink portal. Submissions must be received by 5:00pm AEST on 14 January 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Request for proposal: Increase community participation in planning for end of life care

South Eastern NSW PHN recently invited suitably qualified and experienced organisations to apply to deliver 'Increase community participation in planning for end of life care' via an open Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) sought responses to develop and implement an initiative to increase community participation in planning for end of life care. It will increase understanding, acceptability and support for advance care planning in the South Eastern NSW region.

Advance care planning is a process by which people make decisions that can guide their future healthcare in circumstances in which they become seriously ill or injured and lose decision capability and are therefore unable to speak for themselves.

The objectives of this initiative are to:

  • increase community awareness of advance care planning
  • increase acceptance in the community of advance care planning
  • enhance confidence of individuals in the process of undertaking advance care planning
  • increase uptake of advance care plans

The initiative will be primarily targeted at the people who may benefit from advance care planning, their families and carers, residing in the South Eastern NSW region.

Applications are now closed.