Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program

Category Services for People with Disabilities

Status Closed

Delivered on behalf of the Department of Social Services

Selection Process Restricted

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a restricted process to apply to deliver services under the Disability Mental Health and Carers Program – Community Mental Health Activity – IPS Program in particular SA3 areas from May 2021 to 30 June 2024.  

The Disability Mental Health and Carers Program provides support and community-based initiatives for people with disability or mental illness and for carers so they can develop their capabilities and actively participate in community and economic life.

The IPS program integrates employment and vocational support with clinical mental health and non-vocational support, and focuses on the individual needs of people with mental illness who are seeking to enter or remain in education or employment.

The objectives of the IPS program are: 

  • Deliver the IPS model of vocational assistance to young people with mental illness up to the age of 25 within the selected headspace sites. Additional detail regarding vocational assistance can be found in section 4.3 of the IPS Operational Guidelines – October 2020. 
  • Provide specialist vocational assistance that adheres to the eight core IPS Practice Principles (these can be located in the IPS Operational Guidelines – October 2020 at Attachment A).

More information

More information about the IPS Program, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Other grant opportunity documents are only accessible by invited applicants on the GrantConnect website.

Subscribe to receive updates

Organisations and individuals interested in Community Grants Hub grant rounds are encouraged to subscribe to receive alerts when new information is made available.

Other future grant opportunities are published on GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system.

Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 or email

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2020-4677– Individual Placement and Support when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents