Applications are now open to share in $62 million National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants.
Two ILC grant rounds are now open – the Mainstream Capacity Building program ($32 million available) and the Economic and Community Participation program ($30 million available).
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said eligible organisations in his electorate should consider applying for the grants.
“These two grant rounds will improve understanding and knowledge of disability in the health sector and amongst employers while also providing greater opportunity for people with disability to lead, shape and contribute to their own communities,” Mr Vasta said.
“I encourage all eligible organisations, including those already well established and those laying new foundations for people with disabilities, their families and carers, to apply.”
Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert MP said the grants marked the first step in a $122 million investment in two flagship programs aimed to improve access to health services and employment for Australians with disability.
“People with disability should be able to access health services that are inclusive of their needs, and enjoy the same employment opportunities and participation in community activities as everyone else,” Mr Robert said.
“These grants will address these challenges directly, by investing in activities focused on making mainstream services more accessible for people with disability.”
Applications close at 11pm on Monday, October 21. Applications can be sent via www.communitygrants.gov.au