Unsolicited Proposals Process
An unsolicited proposal is an approach, outside of a formal approach to the market by the Adelaide PHN and on the instigation of the applicant, seeking funding from the Adelaide PHN to provide health services or for a project that meets the health needs of the Adelaide metropolitan community.
Before submitting an application, applicants should reflect on the key objectives, priorities and headline performance indicators of the PHNs listed on the needs assessment page. When submitting a proposal applicants must clearly identify the need for the proposal and describe how it aligns with the Adelaide PHN’s needs assessment, strategic plan, and/or the Australian Government Department of Health’s PHN Grant Program Guidelines and the PHN Performance Framework.
Interested individuals and organisations can submit an unsolicited proposal for funding to the Adelaide PHN at any time throughout the year.
Applications must be completed using the online application form available here. Applicants may attach supporting documentation however the attachments must be referred to in the submitted online application form. Applicants please note that the Adelaide PHN may not necessarily review these as part of the assessment.
Received applications will be held by the Adelaide PHN and assessed as a group during a formal review and assessment period. The timing of the review and assessment period depends on many factors including: availability of funding in a given financial year; other commissioning priorities; and capacity.
The period between 1st October and 15th January each year has been designated as the default review and assessment period. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible within this period. Prior to the commencement of this period, the Adelaide PHN will contact all applicants who have submitted a proposal outside of the review and assessment period to confirm that they still have an interest in seeking Adelaide PHN funding. All funding is dependent on continued funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.