2020 Grants for ICT Capacity Building

Thomas Trauer Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Grants have been announced through St Vincent's Foundation.

The Foundation invites project proposals for activities which support mental health priorities in low resource settings. Grants of $10,000 are available from May to August 2020. 

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in travel bans and physical distancing restrictions globally. During this time, mental health services may be looking for opportunities to rapidly develop capacity in online ICT.

Proposals and ideas can be submitted to the Thomas Trauer Mental Health Grant for consideration of small one-off projects for mental health ICT capacity building. 

The projects can be for setting up hardware, software, processes and training in Telehealth platforms for:

  • Direct service provision with clients and families
  • Communicating with colleagues for multidisciplinary care plans
  • Developing and delivering new mental health interventions, such as online CBT, telehealth group programs, follow up via new processes such as text messaging, social media
  • Research and support for understanding context specific impacts of COVID-19

All applications are welcome using the application form below or contact St Vincent’s Mental Health International Unit for further details or support to develop a project plan at postprogram@svha.org.au

ICT Capacity Building Grant Application

ICT Capacity Building Grant Application

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