The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Carer Achievement Pathway Project

Category Carers of People with Disabilities

Status Closed

State/Territory New South Wales

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a restricted non-competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Try, Test and Learn: Carer Achievement Pathway Project from 2017-18 to 2020-21.

The objective of the Carer Achievement Pathway project is to increase young carers’ readiness for participation in, and engagement with, employment or education in order to help them to transition away from welfare. The project will support around 360 young carers in the trial location who are receiving the Carer Payment or Carer Allowance in addition to some other form of income support. It will be particularly useful for those about to transition out of their caring role, as this will provide an opportunity to transition into work or study. The cohort to be supported contributes significantly to the wellbeing of their loved ones and our communities. Due to their caring responsibilities, they are at increased risk of long-term welfare dependence. This risk needs to be addressed in order for young carers to live fulfilled lives and achieve their aspirations. The project is an innovative trial program to assist young carers to plan and build futures beyond their caring roles. It will use coaching, coordinated referrals, peer networking and IT solutions to: help young carers to identify and pursue career aspirations through personal development plans; offer targeted referrals to support services to progress these personal development plans; and provide an online portal for young carers to navigate and access support services, including reviewing appointment records and sharing service reviews with their peers.

More information

More information about the services under the Try, Test and Learn Fund: Carer Achievement Pathway Project and their delivery, as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

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Grant Opportunity Documents