The Australian Government is enhancing First Nations health infrastructure, making available $10 million for repairs, maintenance and upgrades to health clinics and infrastructure across Australia.
The latest round of grants to eligible Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), through the Service Maintenance Program (SMP), will enhance the safety of, and access to primary health care-particularly in remote and very remote communities.
It means Indigenous Australians will have better access to high quality, fit for purpose, culturally appropriate health care.
Improvements to accommodation will also help to attract and retain clinical staff in communities across Australia.
The SMP is a partnership through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme, co-designed with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) working with the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) sector.
Applications opened this week on 16 March 2023 and close on 27 April 2023.