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RDN Grants

RDN administers the following grants for eligible rural GPs, nurses, allied health practitioners, practitioner families and practice support teams:

 

Site Visit Grants

Primary health care practitioners have the opportunity to apply for funding up to $3,000 to support a visit to an eligible health practice where there is mutual interest in a placement. 

Site Visit funds are based on the location and length of the site visit:

 LOCATION

1-4 days

5 days -2 weeks

Clinical Observership > 2 weeks

MMM 1

Nil**

Nil**

Nil**

MMM 2 

Nil**

Nil**

Nil**

MMM 3

$500

$800

$1,000**

MMM 4

$700

$1,000

$1,500

MMM 5

$1,200

$1,500

$2,000

MMM 6

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

MMM 7

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

* Please note MMM 3 locations have been added to the list of eligible locations as at July 2022, we will not accept backdated applications. 

** Site visits are available for all ACCHs in MMM 1-3

For more information on how to apply, download the Site Visit Application.

Before you apply:

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Relocation Grants

Primary health care practitioners making the transition to live and work in many NSW rural and remote towns have the opportunity to apply to the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) for a Relocation Grant.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to eligible GPs, nurses and allied health practitioners moving to rural NSW communities. Eligible locations are Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7 towns. Generally, you must be relocating to a more rural location based on the MMM category, however applications outside of this are considered on a case by case basis.

Relocation grants are based on where you are relocating from and to:

Relocating from  Relocating to MMM2 Relocating to MMM3 Relocating to MMM 4 Relocating to MMM 5 Relocating to MMM 6 Relocating to MMM 7
MMM 1 N/A $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,500 $5,500
MMM 2 N/A $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,500 $5,500
MMM 3 N/A $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,500 $5,500
MMM 4 N/A N/A $3,000 $4,000 $5,500 $5,500
MMM 5 N/A N/A Case by Case $4,000 $5,500 $5,500
MMM 6 N/A N/A N/A Case by Case $5,500 $5,500
MMM 7 N/A N/A N/A Case by Case $5,500 $5,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note MMM 3 locations have been added to the list of eligible locations as of July 2022, we will not accept backdated applications. 

How to apply

For more information on how to apply, download the Relocation grant application.

Before you apply

Please check the MMM classification of your town on the DoctorConnect website.

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Practice Sustainability Grants

The sustainability of rural general and allied health practice is dependent on a well trained administration and support staff.  Through our Health Workforce Needs Assessment and workforce surveys, it was highlighted that specific resources for Practice Managers and Administrators was needed.  Through targeted initiatives, RDN can provide support to enhance the sustainability of the primary healthcare practice.  To find out more information about upcoming initiatives that will be available for practice support and enhancement, sign up to receive the Practice Made Perfect (PMP) newsletter.   

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