Priorities for Investment and Impact Statement – Loss of Faith Community Funding in Victoria

In April 2023 the Minister for Health confirmed that all funding to Spiritual Health Association (total of $1.35 million), including faith community funding (total of $664,316), will cease as of June 30, 2024. The faith communities in Victoria have played a significant role in the delivery of chaplaincy services in public hospitals since the 1800s. The loss of faith community funding from June 30, 2024, will have a significant impact on hospitals across Victoria. 

SHA, in collaboration with leaders from 11 Faith Community groups, has detailed the profound impacts this decision will have on faith communities and has submitted requests for continued investment.

Read the Priorities for Investment and Impact Statement.