Discovery grants aim to assist in testing assumptions and gathering evidence to put into practice interventions to build better mental health and wellbeing for the South Australian community.

The Discovery Grant round opens in March 2022.

Our previous Discovery Grants have supported organisations to explore pathways that strengthen community capability.

Examples of past Discovery Grant Projects:

How to identify, reach, and provide the best resources for young carers

UnitingCare Wesley Bowden

How to equip young people to become first responders in a mental health crisis

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Youth Inc.

How to elevate people with lived experience of mental illness to leadership positions

LELAN (Lived Experience Leadership and Advocacy Network) and UniSA

How to create a workforce of peer workers who have lived experience of mental health using a cooperative model

Don Dunstan Foundation and the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia

Aboriginal Landscapes Study

Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unity, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)