We are very pleased to inform you that One Disease will be running three one-off small grant rounds for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to deliver Healthy Skin projects that promote ‘Scabies Free Zones’ in their community.

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The total funding pool is $300,000, with $100,000 allocated to Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Grants of up-to $5,000 (plus GST if applicable) will be available through an application process in each of these States and Territory.

The first round will be for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers in remote communities of Queensland.

The grant round will open Monday 27 August 2018.

Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 14 September 2018.

Applicants will be contacted as to whether their submissions have been successful by Friday 28 September 2018.

For a copy of the Small Grants Funding Guidelines and Application Form, including submission details, please email: [email protected]

For project related queries, please email: [email protected]

A condition of the grant is attendance at the Information Workshop for Successful Applicants.

The workshop will provide information on Crusted Scabies and scabies, and ways to create and maintain scabies free zones.

Travel and accommodation costs (as applicable) will be met by One Disease for one person from each successful grant application to attend the workshop. On a case-by-case basis, the additional costs for a support person will also be met by One Disease.

Date of the Workshop: Wednesday 10th October 2018 in Cairns (Further details will be provided to successful applicants by late September).

It is expected that the Small Grants round for the Northern Territory will be run in October 2018, and in Western Australia in February 2019. Each round will be announced accordingly.

This program directly supports our mission, which is to eliminate Crusted Scabies from Australia by 2022 by working in partnership with Indigenous Australians.

The Australian Government Department of Health has supported this initiative.