Key messages

  • The Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Facilities Renewal Fund 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 closed on 8 December 2016.
  • Applicants will be advised in early 2017 about the outcome of their funding applications. 
The Victorian Government is committed to providing a world-leading service system for Victorians experiencing mental illness.

The Victorian Government has established the $10 million Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Facilities Renewal Fund 2016-17 as part of its commitment to providing a world-leading service system for Victorians experiencing mental illness.

Facilities Renewal grants will help support minor capital works for mental health clinical and youth residential rehabilitation - mental health community support services to improve ageing state owned facilities to be fit for purpose and meet current day environmental and functional standards and deliver the best experience of care.

Funding could be used to provide facilities that promote least restrictive practice, improve the experience of service for consumers and carers or enhance quality and safety.

Applications closed on 8 December 2016.

It is expected that successful health services will be advised in early 2017.


Eligibility criteria

  • Restrictions

    The Mental Health Facilities Renewal eligibility is restricted to Victorian public health and non-government funded mental health services in State owned properties. This includes:

    • Mental Health Clinical Services
    • Youth Residential Rehabilitation - Mental Health Community Support Services
  • Eligible services

    The following public mental health services are considered eligible to apply to the 2016-17 Mental Health Facilities Renewal Grants. 

    Metropolitan

    Alfred Health
    Austin Health
    Eastern Health
    Melbourne Health
    Mercy Health
    Monash Health
    Peninsula Health
    Royal Children’s Hospital
    St Vincent’s Health
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare)

    Regional

    Albury Wodonga Health
    Ballarat Health Services
    Barwon Health
    Bendigo Health
    Goulburn Valley Health
    Latrobe Regional Hospital
    Mildura Base Hospital
    South West Healthcare

    Youth Residential Rehabilitation

    ACSO
    Co Health
    EACH
    MIND Australia
    Neami National
    Wellways (previously MI Fellowship)
    Wimmera Uniting Care