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NSW Health invests about $150 million a year in health services provided by community-based non government organisations (NGOs). About a third of those grants are overseen by policy areas within the Ministry of Health and about two thirds by Local Health Districts (LHDs).

Here in Sydney Local Health District, more than $16 million in grants is shared among 29 NGOs.

This includes 16 grants for drug and alcohol programs, eight for HIV/AIDS, seven for Mental Health, five for Aged and Disabled, five for Women's Health, three for Community Service and one for a transport service.

NGOs provide excellent services on modest budgets. They are often innovative and flexible, with strong consumer participation. Many work with disadvantaged and hard-to-reach population groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, homeless people or those at risk of homelessness, people with intellectual disabilities and former prisoners.

Each NGO is run by a board of management or management committee. Clinical governance of services is the responsibility of the relevant NGO's board of management.

For more information contact: Lyn Bearlin, Manager NGO Program on 9395 2181 or email: lyn.bearlin@sswahs.nsw.gov.au


Aftercare Australian Diabetes Council Barnardos Australia Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Co.As.It (Italian Association of Assistance) Community Restorative Centre Justice Support Family Planning NSW Guthrie House
Haemophilia Foundation of NSW Inner West Community Transport Service Kathleen York House Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre
Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland, Wesley Mission NSW Rape Crisis Centre Richmond PRA Scleroderma Association NSW Inc
Stanford House SICRYS (Sydney Indo-Chinese Refugee Youth Support) Sydney Women's Counselling Centre Thalassaemia Society
The Benevolent Society - Child and Family The Building Trades Group of Unions Drug and Alcohol Committee The Ella Centre The Fact Tree Youth Services
The Gender Centre The Settlement - Muralappi Program Vision Australia We Help Ourselves (WHOS)
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