The Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF) funding round is now open.
The Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) invites eligible organisations to apply for funding for the provision of supported accommodation or respite for people with disability.
Organisations applying for Commonwealth capital funding must be able to demonstrate need and that they have secured recurrent funding to meet ongoing support costs required to sustain the supported accommodation.
The Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund has been established to build innovative, community-based supported accommodation places for people with disability.
The Australian Government has pledged $60 million over three years to fund up to 150 new places under this initiative.
As part of the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF) funding round, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) strongly advises applicants to be aware of their home state or territory’s cut-off dates.
State and territory governments will require sufficient time to consider and prioritise projects for endorsement and requests for ongoing support funding. State and territory endorsement of projects is mandatory.
Applicants are encouraged to speak with their state or territory contact (available on the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund online forum) as early as possible.
The following states and territories have advised of their application due dates:
Northern Territory 14 November 2011
New South Wales 18 November 2011
South Australia 18 November 2011
Australian Capital Territory 25 November 2011
Queensland 30 November 2011
For more information or to ask questions about the initiative, go to the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund online forum.