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Disaster Grants for Vaccine Providers

General practices and pharmacies that provide COVID-19 vaccines are encouraged to apply to Wentworth Healthcare for a Disaster Grant as part of the Federal Government’s response to the 2022 floods and significant rain events. These Disaster Grants may be used for flood related expenses, or to help prepare for future natural disasters.

Who can apply?

General practices and community pharmacies that are authorised providers of COVID-19 vaccinations in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith LGA's.

Grant options  

  • Level 1 - $1,000 (ex GST) 
  • Level 2 - $2,500 (ex GST) 
  • Level 3 - $5,000 (ex GST) 

What can be funded? 

Grants can cover flood-related expenses OR new purchases to help you prepare for future disasters. Examples of eligible expenses include:  

  • Equipment to support business continuity, e.g. generator, vaccine fridge, portable vaccine esky, electronics or other essential supplies and equipment
  • Repairs and maintenance from flood/water damage  
  • Costs associated with replenishing of consumables 
  • Reimbursement of additional staffing costs to administer COVID-19 vaccines during the floods 
  • Purchase stockpile of consumables e.g. dressings, batteries 
  • Communications equipment e.g. portable power banks, AM/FM battery radios, portable modems  
  • Training in emergency and procedural medicine for GPs and practice nurses

How to Apply

Round one applications will close 5:00pm Monday 6 June 2022.

Applicants must complete the Grants Supplier form in addition to the form below in order to complete their application.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis by Wentworth Healthcare, and successful grant recipients will be notified via email with a Letter of Agreement, which needs to be signed and returned. Round one applications close 6 June 2022, or when funds are fully expended, whichever occurs first. 

Frequently Asked Questions  

Are general practices and pharmacies that do not administer COVID-19 vaccinations eligible for these grants? 

No, due to Commonwealth Government funding guidelines, the grants are available only to primary healthcare COVID-19 vaccination providers to support service continuity of COVID-19 vaccinations for communities, during and after disasters.  

Are the grants per organisation or per site? 

The grants are per site, i.e., if a practice or pharmacy group has more than one site, they can apply once for each site.  

What evidence do I need to have available if requested? 

Grant recipients may be asked to show receipts, paid invoices or other proof of expense, upon request. You do not need to send receipts or quotes with the grant application.

For more information please contact Mari, our Disaster Planning Coordinator, during business hours on 0402 417 784.

You must be a COVID-19 vaccination provider to apply for this grant

Grant Activity Details

Complete and upload the Grants Supplier form linked under the 'How to apply' heading here

Application Declaration

In applying for this grant I accept:

  1. I am authorised on behalf of the above entity to make this application
  2. This grant application is true and correct
  3. Funds must be spent for the agreed purpose
  4. Training and/or purchases must be for the benefit of the nominated site
  5. Wentworth Healthcare reserves the right to approve or reject an application, or alter the grant level, as deemed necessary 
  6. An application submission does not constitute a formal offer
  7. Successful applicants will be notified via email with a Letter of Agreement, which they will need to sign and return
  8. Successful applicants do not need to supply a tax invoice. I.e. Wentworth Healthcare will generate a ‘recipient created tax invoice’
  9. Grant recipients may be contacted to provide proof of expenses and/or grant activity  
  10. A ‘Grants Supplier Form’ must be completed and uploaded with this application  
  11. One application per site only