The Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Board wants to help incentivise practices to invest in improving their buildings and facilities, so they've established a facility development fund specifically to provide grants for practices in the network that are investing in new buildings or upgrading their practice facilities.
Any established general practice in the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network with a minimum of 500 ESUs that is undertaking facility development (including building a new facility or refurbishment of an existing one) is eligible to apply for a grant.
Grants may be used to fund facility development work, including:
Funds may be directed to facility upgrades associated with adoption of the Pinnacle MHN Health Care Home in cases where the cost of the proposed upgrade exceeds funding provided in the form of Health Care Home establishment grants.
Any practice in the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network can apply for up to a maximum of $50,000 (plus GST) of funding from the Trust for facility development.
Funding is available to match practice contributions dollar for dollar. No more than one application will be considered for any project.
The Trust's funding pool for facility development grants is capped at a total of $250,000 in a financial year (plus GST).
No. Because of the high demand for funding retrospective applications cannot be considered. Practices must apply for funding before the project is completed for the application to be valid.
Download an application form at the base of this page, complete it and return it to:
Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Facility Development Fund
PO Box 983
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the application form carefully and include all information including supporting documents. Incomplete applications may be returned and may not be considered.
Applications will be considered by the Trust. Deadlines for applications are listed below.
Please note these are not the meeting dates, simply a deadline in order to internally review the application and ask any questions before it goes to the Trust meeting.
Applicants will be informed of the Trust's decision promptly after the meeting at which the decision is made.
The Trust will consider all applications on their merits but in allocating the limited funds that are available for this purpose they will give priority to applications that meet one or more of the following criteria (with higher priority assigned for each of the criteria met).
If applicants consider their project meets one or more of the above criteria then this should be made clear in the description of their project in the application form.
The Trust reserves the right to decline any application or to award a grant that is less than the amount applied for without explanation. Decisions made by the Trust on grant applications are final and the Trust is not obligated to consider submissions from unsuccessful applicants.
Grant proceeds will be paid into an approved bank account for the applicant on provision of invoices from suppliers. For funds to be transferred the supplier invoices must be reconcilable with the supplier quotes provided with the application form. Any variances must be explained.
If a practice receives a grant and then subsequently leaves the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network within four years of the date of approval of the grant then the Trust reserves the right to recover 100 per cent of the grant. By accepting the grant the practice agrees to this agreement.
Dean Cross, Chief Financial Officer