About the Program
General practice owners are being invited to participate in the Australian Government’s $220 million Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program (the Program).
The Program aims to help general practices and eligible Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) to expand patient access and improve general practice services.
The Program is the first step to delivering on the Government’s commitment towards strengthening Medicare and boosting general practice.
The grants will support general practices and eligible ACCHOs to make investments in innovation, training, equipment, and minor capital works in one or more of the three investment streams below:
- enhance digital health capability
- upgrade infection prevention and control arrangements
- maintain or achieve accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards for General Practices (5th edition).
A one-off grant of either $25,000, $35,000 or $50,000 (based on practice size and accreditation status) will be available to each participating general practice and eligible ACCHOs. GP practices and ACCHOs not currently accredited against the RACGP standards will be eligible for $25,000.
More information is available:
- One-page overview of the Grants program (PDF)
- Fact sheet Strengthening Medicare Grants Program - April 2023
- Minister for Health and Aged Care Media Release - 20 April 2023
Important Information and Dates
EMPHN will be administering grants in our catchment and will be sending invitations to general practices from 27 April. If you haven’t received your invitation by Friday 5 May, please contact email@example.com.
NACCHO will be delivering the grants to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations.
- Grant invitations will be sent via email from DocuSign, with the subject line: General Practice Grants Program – name of practice
- Applications close 5pm 15 June 2023
- Grant funds must be spent by 30 June 2024
Please send any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.