Value-based Healthcare Grant Program

This grant program assists TAC health service providers putting Value-based Healthcare (VBHC) into practice. Grants of up to $150,000 are available for innovative VBHC research projects.

VBHC is healthcare that involves patients more in their treatment options, helping them achieve the outcomes that matter most to them through efficient, cost-effective and high-quality care.

The information below can help you prepare an application.

Grant applications can be submitted from 19 April to 31 May 2022.

You can access SmartyGrants, a grants management platform, to submit and manage your application.

What is the Value-based Healthcare Grant Program?

Consistent with our TAC 2025 Strategy, the Value-based Healthcare Grant Program offers research grants funding to encourage health service providers to make shifts towards Value-based Healthcare (VBHC). The program aims to incentivise health service providers to implement innovative research projects that embrace the principles of VBHC. We are looking for projects that address an area of priority for people with transport accident injuries and will build capability in measuring outcomes.

What is Value-based Healthcare?

Value-based Healthcare (VBHC) is healthcare that supports people to achieve outcomes that matter most to them, in a way that is financially sustainable for the system1. In a VBHC system people receive integrated care, providers have the data they need to continuously improve care, and organisations have incentives that are aligned with what value means to people2. On a community level VBHC can improve population health outcomes and reduce overall health care spending.

VBHC is a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery that continues to gain momentum across the healthcare system. As outlined in the TAC 2025 Strategy, we will work in partnership with our clients and providers to incorporate this approach at the TAC. The goal is to enable a better experience for all parties, helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes while supporting the providers who work with them.

To inform your application you are encouraged to visit these websites for more information on VBHC:


1 Victorian Agency for Health Information, Value-based Healthcare Advice, dated 4 December 2019.
2 Safer Care Victoria. Local and international perspectives on value based health care, dated 4 June 2019.

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

To be eligible for funding you must be Victorian based, financially viable and one of the following health service related providers:

  1. Hospitals – includes pre-hospital clinics
  2. Rehabilitation services – includes inpatient and outpatient services
  3. Post-hospital services – includes early discharge and post-acute care type services
  4. Primary health care services – includes Primary Health Networks
  5. Pain management service providers
  6. Peak Bodies*
  7. Professional Societies*
  8. Doctor of Philosophy Students*

*Must be collaborating with a health setting from 1 – 5.

What funding is available?

This grant program offers grants of up to $150,000 (ex. GST).

What projects can receive grant funding?

Value-based Healthcare grant funding is for innovative research projects that:

  • embrace the principles of VBHC:
    • Clinical/Client Outcomes: Needs driven, effective, integrated care that delivers positive, sustainable and measurable results.
    • Client Experience: High levels of satisfaction and support to navigate their own care.
    • Provider Experience: An engaged workforce of providers with high job satisfaction.
    • Cost Optimisation: Transparent, effective and efficient process improvements that eliminate waste, redundancy and misuse of resources.
  • address an area of priority for people with transport accident injuries, and
  • build capability in measuring outcomes.

How and when can I apply?

Applications can be submitted from 19 April to 31 May 2022.

You can prepare your application by reading the program guidelines and application questions.

You can access SmartyGrants, a grants management platform, to submit and manage your application.

After your application is submitted you will be given a link to your project.

Please contact the Research & Evaluation team by email at research@tac.vic.gov.au should you need technical support.

Can I get help preparing my application?

To help providers in preparing an application, the TAC can provide 30 minutes of pre-application support per applicant. To register, please contact the TAC Research & Evaluation team at research@tac.vic.gov.au.

More information about the program

Program guidelines

To read the full program guidelines, download the PDF here.

Application questions

To read the application questions in preparation for submission, download the PDF here.

Funding agreement

To access the grant funding agreement template, download the PDF here.

To learn more

For further information, or to discuss a project idea and application, email the TAC Research & Evaluation team at research@tac.vic.gov.au.