COMMUNITY GRANT: David Littleproud said the grants will help support elderley community members.
COMMUNITY GRANT: David Littleproud said the grants will help support elderley community members. Matthew Newton

Aged care services can share in boost

AGED care service providers in Maranoa are being encouraged to apply for one-off grants of up to $500,000.

Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud said about $40 million was 'up for grabs' in the grant pool, which could be used to "improve accessibility or carry out upgrades or extensions to infrastructure”.

"We all know how important aged care services are for our elderly residents and their families,” Mr Littleproud said.

"Approved Commonwealth Home Support Programme providers such as Meals on Wheels can also get on board. Funding is going towards providers that are in exceptional need.

"We want to support the elderly members of our community, with peace of mind knowing that relevant care and services are available to them.

The funds come under the new Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants scheme by the Coalition .

"I'm glad to see regional, rural and remote areas being prioritised through these grants,” Mr Littleproud said.

Applications close at 2pm AEDT on October 24.

The application form, guidelines and FAQ can be accessed at www.grants.gov.au


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