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DVCR industry seed grant scheme

The DVCR industry seed grant scheme is designed to support collaborative research with industry.

Scheme guidelines and an application form are available here.  FAQS on the scheme are available here.

An overview of projects funded through the DVCR industry seed grant scheme are below:

  • Project title: Growing together through gardening: Exploring the benefits of therapeutic horticulture for people with cognitive disability residing in supported independent living accommodation
  • Industry partner: Aruma
  • SCU lead researcher: Dr Kate Neale
  • Project summary: The aim of this project is to explore the potential for therapeutic benefits of participant-led community style gardens within residential settings for people with cognitive disability to deliver improved wellbeing, NDIS outcomes and quality of supported living homes. The project will serve as a pilot for a broader roll out of community-style gardens across more Aruma's Supported Independent Living sites nationally (of which there are currently 318).