Key messages

  • The Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Facilities Renewal Fund (MHAODFRF) was established to provide grant funding for minor capital works to improve mental health facilities, to meet contemporary standards and deliver the best experience of care for people with a mental illness, staff and visitors.
  • Applications close 5:00pm on Monday 20 May 2019.

This fourth year of funding (2018-19) is the next step in the Victorian government's commitment to improve the quality and safety of public Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug service facilities.

Grants can be used to remodel or refurbish existing Victorian Government funded service facilities to provide greater comfort for patients and enable clinicians to deliver safer and more efficient care that improves patient outcomes.

Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug services can apply to the MHAODFRF for minor construction, remodelling and refurbishment, buy equipment including furniture, fittings, or upgrade essential infrastructure such as plant equipment, systems to reduce power and water usage and information and communications technology.

Funding upgrades will ensure all Victorians can access the high-quality care and facilities they need and deserve, no matter where they live.

Funding Framework

Alcohol and Other Drugs submissions are capped at 2 submissions per agency with a project minimum of $20,000 (excluding GST) per project and a maximum of $200,000 for minor construction, remodelling and refurbishment projects.

Mental Health submissions are capped at 2 submissions per agency with a project minimum of $10,000 (excluding GST) per project and a maximum of $500,000 for minor construction, remodelling and refurbishment projects.

Applications close 5:00 pm on Monday 20 May 2019 via the online portal.

Apply now via SmartyGrants

Email queries can be sent to mhfrf@dhhs.vic.gov.au.