The Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF) has been established to build innovative, community-based supported accommodation places for people with disability. This is in addition to the Commonwealth Government’s existing investments in supported accommodation. $60 million has been committed over three years for this initiative.
The SAIF funding round opened on Monday 5 September 2011 and closed on 20 January 2012. Community organisations applied for capital funding from the Commonwealth Government to build innovative supported accommodation for people with disability. Organisations had to demonstrate need and that they had secured funding to meet ongoing support costs required to sustain the supported accommodation. Applications were assessed through a merit-based process, and funding offers to successful applicants were made from March 2012.
Further information about the completed SAIF application process is available on the SAIF funding round page.
On the 3 April 2012, the then Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, announced the 21 successful organisations that will build 27 supported accommodation and respite projects for people with disability under the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund.
Projects include a range of new and contemporary houses, townhouses and units with accessible gardends and outdoor spaces as well as renovations to existing properties within the community.
For general information about SAIF see the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund fact sheet.