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South Eastern Primary Care Fund

2020 Granting Round

South Eastern Primary Care (SEPC) Fund is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. The Fund was established following the winding up of the South Eastern Health Providers Association (SEPA) in November 2016.

Grants from the SEPC Fund are made to support the primary health care workforce in the South-Eastern region of Melbourne, so they can provide optimum care for the community.

The SEPC Fund will achieve this purpose by providing:

  • Scholarships for primary health care professionals and support staff to undertake education and training (up to $5,000)
  • Grants for organisations to develop and deliver training to primary health care professionals and/or support staff (up to $10,000)
  • Grants for primary health care professionals or primary care organisations to develop and undertake projects within the primary health care setting (up to $10,000)

If you are interested in applying for either an individual scholarship or for an organisational grant please read the Guidelines for Applicants. The Guidelines for Applicants document provides further detail about the grant categories, size of grants, eligibility criteria and the application and assessment process and timelines.

Applications for 2020 have now closed.

ALERT – Changes to 2020 Grants Round Closing Date

The 2020 grants round was due to close on Monday, 27 April. Due to the current situation, it is recognised that it may be difficult to finalise applications in this timeframe.

The closing date for applications has been extended to 5pm Monday 1 June.

The SEPC Grants Committee recognises that some applicants may wish to submit their application by the original closing date and have it assessed according to the original timeframe. The Committee will run a two-phased assessment and approval process to accommodate people who submit by Monday 27 April and those who submit by Monday 1 June.

Successful applicants will be notified on Monday 8 June (first round) and Monday 13 July (second round), and must respond to the letter of offer within 21 days or the offer will lapse.

Please note: only individuals and organisations working or providing services in the South Eastern region (Shire of Cardinia, Cities of Casey & Dandenong) are eligible to apply.