Disability and aged care organisations in Bonner can now apply for grants of up to $20,000 to support effective operation through round two of the Transition Assistance Funding as part of the NDIS.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said disability and aged care organisations are encouraged to apply for their share of Transition Assistance Funding to help in the early stages of transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
“This funding will go a long way to helping provide local service providers with the tools and capabilities needed to deliver support to NDIS participants,” Mr Vasta said.
“The funding can be used for tailored business advice, software upgrades and other one-on-one supports that will help local businesses to get NDIS-ready”
The objective of the Transition Assistance Funding is to help providers transition to the NDIS while also creating more jobs in the disability and aged care sectors, particularly within regional, rural and outer metropolitan areas across Australia.
Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert MP said an additional 90,000 full time equivalent employees were required to meet the demands for NDIS services over the next five years.
“This is why we are providing an extra $8.8 million in funding to help support service providers make this transition,” Mr Robert said.
“The Morrison Government is committed to investing in programs that support providers to transition and better develop their workforces.”
The second round of Transition Assistance Funding is now open. Applications close 11pm on Friday, November 8, 2019.
More information, including the Funding Opportunity Guidelines, visit the Community Grants Hub at www.communitygrants.gov.au