Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation funding round now open

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The Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Research and Innovation funding round is now open for applications.

The Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Research and Innovation funding round is now open for applications.

The funding round is an open competitive process and will provide total funding of up to $34 million from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

This funding round aims to identify barriers that restrict access and choice for consumers in the current aged care system and make sure the special needs of consumers from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds are met, both appropriately and sensitively.

Grants will be made available in six priority areas, including:

  • Support for existing and emerging challenges in dementia
  • Better support for services targeting people from diverse backgrounds
  • Developments that support innovation in aged care
  • Support for activities focussing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Capital support for activities focussing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Seed funding for adaptive technology projects to enable consumers to stay in their own home.

Applications close at 5pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

More information, including eligibility requirements, can be found on the Department of Health Tenders and Grants webpage

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