Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors

$154 M program to assist around 3,400 people with severe mental illness, through the engagement of 425 new personal helpers and mentors. 

 

About

Community organisations across Australia can apply for Australian Government funding to employ new workers to support people with mental illness, including helping those on income support find and keep a job. This Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors program provides accessible, responsive, high-quality and integrated community-based mental health services that improve the capacity of individuals, families and carers to manage the impacts of mental illness on their lives and improve their overall well being.

 

Objective

The objective of the Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors is to implement community mental health initiatives to assist people with mental illness and their families and carers to manage the impact of mental illness. The Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors will provide accessible, responsive, high-quality and integrated community mental health services that improve the lives of people with severe mental illness, provide support for families and carers of people with a mental illness, and intervene early to assist families with children and young people affected by, or at risk of, mental illness.

 

Funding

Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors provides practical assistance to people with severe mental illness, aged 16 years and over, to help them achieve their personal goals, develop better relationships with family and friends, and manage their everyday tasks. One-to-one support ensures the  individual needs of the Program participants can be addressed. Participants are assisted to access services and participate economically and socially in the community, increasing their opportunities for recovery.

In 2011–12, 175 continuing Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors services were funded for a total of $82.5 million. Additional funding of $154 million over five years was allocated in the 2011–12 Budget to employ an additional 425 personal helpers and mentors nationally. Fifty million dollars of this was allocated to provide personal helpers and mentors to specifically help people with mental illness to achieve their employment goals.

 

Eligible Applicants

The following entity types may apply for Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors funding:

  • Incorporated Associations – These entities are incorporated under State/Territory legislation. Commonly they have ‘Association’ or ‘Incorporated’ or ‘Inc’ in their legal name.
  • Incorporated Cooperatives – These entities are incorporated under State/Territory legislation. Commonly they have ‘Cooperative’ in their legal name.
  • Companies (incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001) – All type of companies, including for profit companies, are eligible
  • Aboriginal Corporations (incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)Act 2006
  • Organisations established through a specific piece of Commonwealth or State/Territory legislation – A number of public benevolent institutions, churches, universities, unions are established in this way.
  • Partnerships
  • Trustees on behalf of a trust
  • Local Governments

 

Timing

Applications Close at 3:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday 20 December 2012.

 

Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.

Call us on (03) 9005 6789 or email to discuss further.

We have significant experience in applying for grants. Typical areas where we can be of assistance include:

  • Demonstrating the identified need;
  • Highlighting the relevance to current government policies and priorities;
  • Complete the Project Plan and Budget Projections;
  • Identify Outcomes that are measurable;
  • Detail the applicant organisation’s experience or expertise in undertaking the project/s;
  • Calculating the value for money; and
  • Demonstrating capacity to deliver quality outcomes

 

 Additional Information

  • Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors – Application Form
  • Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors – Information for Applicants
  • Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors – Application Information
  • Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program – Personal Helpers and Mentors – Application Form
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