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Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services providing priority vaccinations to Aboriginal people are able to receive up to $10,000 for care packages to support Aboriginal people at their vaccination appointments.

 How does this work?

  • Organisations running vaccination clinics for Aboriginal people can invoice AANSW for up to $10,000 (with receipts) for local and tailored care packages given to Aboriginal people at their vaccination appointment. Alternatively, organisations can request that AANSW purchase items for care packages on their behalf, up to the value of $10,000 (but this may take longer to receive). What is the funding allowed to be used for in the care packages?
  • The care packages may include every day and essential materials that help Aboriginal people stay at home and safe from COVID during their vaccinations. This may include data and phone credit, PPE materials, cleaning products, educational or entertainment kits for families, essential food and hygiene items and items that support local priorities and needs.

What the funding cannot support?

The funding is not to be used for staffing costs or existing organisational costs, alcohol or tobacco products.

AANSW is providing grants of up to $10,000 through the COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Response Program for costs associated with engaging a coordinator, vehicle lease, and resources to set up vaccination services.

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