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Government will provide $493 million to community and not-for-profit organisations to establish a new range of services to benefit the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s unpaid carers.

These grants will shift the focus of support for carers from the current crisis-driven approach to a new early-intervention model with the mental and physical health of the carer in focus.
Applications close 14 February 2019. Successful applicants will receive funding from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) encourages service providers to find out how to get involved as early as possible by:

The presentation about the grant funding can be viewed here.