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Access and Information Program - Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

ClosedGrant Closed: 28th of November 2022 - 11:00 am Value: Based on activities to be conducted Run By: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=30ef8602-0341-4125-bc77-e8545071910d

The Access and Information Program is an Australian Government Initiative administered by the Department of Health and Aged Care (the department) to improve the wellbeing of older Australians through targeted support, access to quality care and related information services. The objective of the program is to support equitable and timely access to aged care services and information for older Australians, their families, representatives and carers.

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) previously known as the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a sub-program of the Access and Information Program.

Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme provides friendship and companionship to older people receiving Australian Government subsidised residential aged care or home care packages who are socially isolated.

The department is holding an open competitive funding round to award community visitor grants to suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver ACVVS in the community and residential aged care. The ACVVS will deliver services over three years from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2026.

Funding for this round will be made available through four activities:

  • Activity 1: Delivery of the ACVVS to Australian Government subsidised Residential
  • Care and Home Care Package recipients
  • Activity 2: Network Members
  • Activity 3: Diversity, Complex Vulnerability and Cultural Advisors
  • Activity 4: Community of Practice Coordinators
Last Updated: 31st of October 2022
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