Unsolicited Proposals

Adelaide PHN accepts unsolicited proposals from applicants for assessment, to support the provision of services or projects that will respond to the established health needs of the Adelaide region.

An unsolicited proposal is an approach made by an applicant (e.g. an organisation or primary care provider) seeking funding for a health initiative or service. Instigated by an applicant, unsolicited proposals can be submitted at any time; they do not respond to a formal open call for applications by Adelaide PHN. All proposals must identify and establish how the proposed service or activity will effectively respond to local established health needs.

The process of submitting an Unsolictied Proposal is detailed below including links to the online application form and tools to support your application. 

Unsolicited proposals are:

Instigated by organisations or potential providers seeking funding from Adelaide PHN to address established health needs in the community

The process in summary

1. Prepare application

Review and consider Adelaide PHN supporting resources (linked below) and reflect on how the proposed service or project aligns with our organisation including our objectives, funding requirements and priorities. 

2. Submit application

Using the online application form, clearly define the proposed service or project and identify how it is unique and will respond to local need.

3. Application assessment

All lodged proposals are reviewed and assessed by Adelaide PHN as a group during a formal assessment review period.

4. Applicants informed of outcome

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Information for applicants

Before submitting an unsolicited proposal, applicants should reflect on the purpose and priorities of Adelaide PHN - from our key objectives, to our priorities and headline performance indicators.

When submitting a proposal applicants must clearly identify the health need(s) being addressed by the proposal and describe how the proposal aligns with the role and work of Adelaide PHN - links to relevant information, governing documents and resources are linked to the right.

Interested individuals and organisations can submit an unsolicited proposal for funding to Adelaide PHN at any time throughout the year

Applications must be completed using the online application form. Applicants may attach supporting documentation however the attachments must be referred to in the submitted application form. Applicants please note, Adelaide PHN may not necessarily review these as part of the assessment.

Received applications will be held by 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 1 October and 15 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, 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.

Links and resources to support your application

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