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Supporting Access to Vaccination for Vulnerable Groups- Grants for Allied Health and Pharmacy

Round one applications are now closed.

Allied health professionals and pharmacists working in primary care in our region are encouraged to apply to for our Supporting Access to Vaccination for Vulnerable Groups Grant. These grants may be used for COVID-19 vaccination related expenses to support vaccine conversations with vulnerable populations.

Who can apply?

Allied health providers and pharmacies working in primary care in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith LGAs. 

Grant Amount

Up to $3,000 (ex GST) 

Eligible Activities

This grant offers allied health professionals and pharmacies support for unplanned additional costs incurred during the pandemic.This grant can also be used to improve the vaccination status of vulnerable populations and non-Medicare eligible patients using data quality activities.

Examples of vulnerable groups include but are not limited to the following:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Older people
  • People with chronic conditions
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • People with a disability
  • Children 5-11 years old

Eligible costs and activities for this grant include:

  • Improving health literacy in COVID-19 vaccine hesitant populations (e.g. having conversations with people identified as vaccine hesitant about the benefits of vaccination).
  • If you are a vaccinating pharmacy: delivering COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics to vulnerable population groups (i.e. homeless, culturally and linguistically diverse groups etc).
  • Connecting vulnerable populations to a COVID-19 vaccine provider.

Individuals and group-based interventions are in scope. Service delivery models, including face-to-face and/or telehealth are in scope.

Costs covered by the Medicare Benefits Schedule or applications relating to infrastructure are out of scope for this grant and will not be successful.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Applications will be assessed by us on a rolling basis, and successful grant recipients will be notified via email with a Letter of Agreement, which needs to be signed and returned. Round one applications are currently closed as funds have been fully expended.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the grants per organisation or per site? 

The grants are per site, i.e. if a general practice 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 provide data relating to instances of service relating to grant funded activities. Successful grant recipients will be provided with further details.

For more information contact Kirrilee, our Program Development Officer for Primary Care Initiatives, during business hours on 4708 8189.