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Apply now for Workforce Retention Bonus Grants

Did you know that you may be eligible for Workforce Retention Bonus Grants?

The Workforce Retention Bonus Grant from the Department of Health supports the continuity of the aged care workforce in residential and home care.

This includes provision of services under a brokered arrangement with Care Connect.  The retention bonus will be paid to eligible staff by aged care providers and agencies. Employers will be funded to make the payment via a grant round opening in June 2020.  To be eligible, workers need to be employed at the time of the application servicing Home Care Package (HCP) clients.

There are two bonus payments – one for staff employed in June and a second for staff employed at 31 August 2020. The fact sheet can be found here:


When applying:

  • If you are an Approved Provider in your own right for home care, click YES for ‘Is the applicant an existing Grant Recipient?’
  • If you are not an Approved Provider for home care, click NO for ‘Is the applicant an existing Grant Recipient?’

The application closes on 20 July at 2:00 pm.  Please direct any queries to the Department of Health.

If you need to know which clients are HCP clients you service from Care Connect, please send an email to Procurement@careconnect.org.au with ‘Retention Bonus’ in the title.  We can then provide that report to you.


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