Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Coordination Unit
The NGO Coordination Unit is a service of the Directorate Planning, Population Health and Equity.
The Unit administers 45 grants to NGOs within the Local Health District. In 2018/19 approximately $14 million will be distributed to NGOs with the aim of improving the health and well being of people in the community. These funded NGOs are incorporated community based not for profit organisations.
Currently, health-funded NGO projects are aligned with NSW Health/Local Health District strategic directions and go a across a range of health program areas including:
- Aged and Disability Services
- AIDS Prevention
- Community Services Program
- Drug and Alcohol
- Health Care Standards
- Health Promotion
- Mental Health
- Women's Health
The NSW Health NGO Grant Program is being transitioned to the NSW Health Partnerships for Health funding program, where the procurement of any future NGO services will be subject to standard procurement considerations and may not be awarded through a grant.