Recover at work

Recovery Boost $50,000 funding program

The expressions of interest for the second round of the Recovery Boost $50,000 funding boost has now closed.

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is funding a program called Recovery Boost. It aims to inspire innovative solutions to gather evidence on what works to improve mental health recovery at work.

SIRA is offering grants of up to $50,000 to individuals and organisations with great ideas to create positive change.

Resources to help you prepare and get started with your Recovery Boost Grant program expression of interest:

Recovery Boost Grant program guide

This guide provides helpful information about the Recovery Boost program, including information about funding principles and categories. It is recommended that you review this document prior to submitting an expression of interest.

SIRA Recovery Boost Capability Building online training

To help you think about project design and evaluation, we recommend that you review the capability building videos that the Social Research Centre has designed specifically for this funding program. You will find helpful examples to how you can evaluate your project.

Expression of interest (EOI) for Recovery Boost Round 2

The expression of interest for Recovery Boost Round 2 has now closed.

The application process

There are 5 stages in the application process for the Recovery Boost program. Each stage is outlined below :



Additional Information

#1 -Expressions of Interest Open

25th June 2020 - 6th August 2020

Round Two of Recovery Boost will be open on the 25th of June.

#2 – Submit Expression of Interest

25th June 2020 – 6th August 2020

A program guide for round two will be available on the 25th of June, please review the program guide carefully prior to submitting an expression of interest.

# 3 Submit Application form

Late August 2020 – October 2020

SIRA will review the expressions of interest and invite expressions of interest that have met the funding requirements to submit a full application.

If successful during the expression of interest step, you will be asked to submit a full application.

#4 – Selection of successful applications

November 2020 – December 2020

A Selection Committee, comprising of mental health advocates and people with lived experience of mental health issues will review all applications submitted and select successful applications for funding.

#5 – Announcement of successful recipients

December 2020

SIRA will announce the successful recipients of Recovery Boost round two.

Results from Round 1 of Recovery Boost

Congratulations to the winners of Round 1:

  • St Luke’s Preschool Dapto for a therapy dog to use in community outreach, staff training and positive mental health program for children.
  • NSW Police Force for a trauma-focused yoga program for police officers and recruits.
  • Mind Blank for an online interactive theatre providing mental health support to managers, supervisors and employees.

If your organisation has an innovative mental health recovery at work idea, get in touch with the Recovery Boost team to register your interest in upcoming opportunities.

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