Palliative Care Grants program – SA

New South Australian Government’s Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program aims to ensure services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


“This has the potential to be a palliative and end-of-life care game-changer in many communities across the state,” said Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) SA State Manager Rosetta Rosa.


“LASA has worked closely with SA Health on the grants program and we congratulate both the Government and SA Health on the support now available to make one of the most challenging times of life a little easier.


“The focus is on innovation and the capacity to offer different services that meet local needs, across both regional and metropolitan areas.”


The grants target two palliative care priorities:

  • Residential aged care – with a focus on improving access, building stronger partnerships and increasing the training and mentoring of the aged care workforce
  • Priority populations – including rural and remote communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people with complex needs and disabilities, and their families


“This is about compassion, care and community,” said Ms Rosa. “We’re encouraging LASA Members and all service providers who would like to offer new services to support palliative care, to apply.”


Non Government Organisations from across the state which have experience, capability or interest in delivering innovative palliative care services can apply for grants of up to $150,000 to develop their capacity. Individual NGOs may apply for more than one grant for different projects.


Applications open on Monday 10 February 2020 and close on 28 February and must be submitted to the Department of Health and Wellbeing by emailing Health.PalliativeCareGrants@


If you have questions about the Program, contact Alisa Hodgson at Health.PalliativeCareGrants@ or by calling 8226 6485.


10 January 2020.