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Health

National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI) 2021-22.

There are two categories of grants available under NDCI in 2021-22:

 Activity Stream 1: Disability Conference Activity (DCA)

The DCA will be a continuation of the existing NDCI program, providing grants of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) to enable disability conference organisers to maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conferences.

Activity Stream 2: Mainstream Conference Inclusion Activity (MCIA)

This is a new activity stream to provide grants of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) to Disabled People’s Organisations or Families Organisations (DPO/FOs) to collaborate with a mainstream conference organiser to ensure conference proceedings include disability issues sessions/keynote address and that the conference is inclusive/accessible to people with disability.

Note: Eligible organisations are able to apply for one or both activity streams outlined above,

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Community

ILC Economic and Community Participation Program – Economic Participation Grant Opportunity

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

 Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply to deliver services under the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program’s Economic Participation (EP) grant opportunity 2020-21.

The aim of the EP grant opportunity is to improve the economic participation of people with disability, particularly in light of the impact of COVID-19.

The expected outcomes for the EP grant opportunity are:

  • People with disability will have improved job readiness, employment related skills and knowledge (whether industry specific or generalist).
  • People with disability and other stakeholders will have increased access to employer groups and employment support networks.
  • Increased willingness and capability of employers and organisations to employ people with disability.

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Community

ILC Economic and Community Participation Program – Social and Community Participation Grant

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications from for grant funding for 12-month projects that help enable the participation of people with disability in community life – particularly in arts, culture, sport and recreation activities – as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC)’s Economic and Community Participation Program’s Social and Community Participation (SCP) grant opportunity.

The aim of the SCP grant opportunity is to support people with disability, their families and carers to participate in, contribute to and benefit from community activities. It is part of the Economic and Community Participation Program which connects people with disability to activities, employment and community supports and opportunities, helping communities and employers to be inclusive and responsive to people’s needs locally, and nationally.

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Disability
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Individual Capacity Building (ICB) Program

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

 Grant Background:  The Individual Capacity Building Program aims to ensure:

  • People with disability have the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights through an increase in:
    • skills and capacity
    • motivation, confidence and empowerment to act
    • participation and contribution to community.
  • Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) and Families Organisations (FOs) are strengthened in their capability to deliver services for people with a disability through:
    • improving the organisation’s capacity and ability to deliver the organisation’s mission and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building in the community.

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Community, Health

Disability, Mental Health and Carers: National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The Disability, Mental Health and Carers program provides support and community-based initiatives for people with disability or mental illness and for carers so they can develop their capabilities and actively participate in community and economic life.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants to conference organisers to help people with disability participate in nationally-focused, disability-related, conferences held in Australia.

Grants will support eligible conference organisers to provide accessibility measures that will maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conference.

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity that are expected to be achieved by funding conference organisers are:

  • people with disability are provided with greater opportunities to participate in all areas of Australian life by assisting them and their carers with the costs of attending disability related conferences that might otherwise be inaccessible to them
  • greater participation and inclusion of people with disability at nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.

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Health

Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program Transition Assistance Funding Round 2

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background:  Organisations are invited to apply via an open process for Transition Assistance Funding to purchase tailored supports including business advice, professional services and software upgrades, which will assist to build the disability sector capacity and service provider readiness in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Transition Assistance Funding aims to assist organisations to:

  • attract retain and optimise their workforce
  • improve awareness of the opportunities and ability to enter/expand and collaborate in the disability sector
  • develop skills and capabilities required to effectively operate in a competitive disability market

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Health

Economic and Community Participation Grant

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  Economic and Community Participation Program aims to build the capacity of the community to create opportunities for people with disability to contribute to community prosperity and participate in community life. The objective of this ECP grant round is to improve the economic and community participation of people with disability across Australia.

This grant round aims to fund projects which provide a catalyst for increasing access and inclusion in economic and community participation for people with disability across Australia.

There are two streams under the ECP Program within this grant round.

  • Economic Participation stream: Sector based initiatives to create pathways to employment and drive inclusive practices for people with disability to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity and
  • Social and Community Participation stream: Inclusive practices to create opportunities for people with disability to participate in community life, with a focus on arts, culture, sport and recreation.

The specific outcomes for the ECP Program include:

  • People with disability participate in and benefit from the same community activities as everyone else.
  • People with disability actively contribute to leading, shaping and influencing their community.

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Health

Mainstream Capacity Building

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver ILC grant activities under Outcome 1.2 – Community Inclusion and Capacity Development Grants nationally for up to three years from 2019-20.

It is the aim of this MCB grant round to fund activities that will enable:

  • people with disability to use and benefit from the same mainstream health services as everyone else
  • improved access and utilisation of mainstream health services where mainstream supports available.

Mainstream Capacity Building (MCB) – these are activities that build the capacity of mainstream organisations (in this case Health organisations), by making sure they have the knowledge and skills they need to meet the needs of people with disability.

The intended outcomes of the MCB activities are:

  • increased understanding of mainstream personnel about disability and inclusion
  • improved inclusive, relevant, high quality health services
  • improved individual attitudes and service culture in the health service system

The NDIA encourages applications that focus on these ‘ILC Priority Cohort Groups’:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • CALD communities
  • LGBTIQA+ Cohorts
  • Rural/Remote communities.

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Health

Individual Capacity Building (ICB) Program

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  The aim of the ICB Program is to provide people with disability the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights. The ICB Program will achieve this by enabling systematic access to peer support, mentoring and other skills building for people with disability, carers and families, to develop their individual capacity. This could include activities that empower a person to be independent and to engage in social, economic and community life.

The grant opportunity will fund activities that align with the following two activity types:

Activity type 1: Individual Capacity Building, which are activities that build the capacity of people with disability by ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to set and achieve their goals.

Activity type 2: Organisational Capacity Building, which are activities that improve the ability of Disabled Peoples Organisations and Families Organisations (DPO/FOs) to deliver their organisational purpose and to deliver ILC in the community.

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Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Information Program

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  Applications must propose to deliver one or more of the following:

  • Deliver up to date, high quality information in a variety of products about specific disability types, functional impacts, and supports and services available for individuals with disability, their families and carers. This will increase individuals’ ability to exercise choice and control.
  • Provide information about disability that is relevant for mainstream organisations and service systems to increase their ability to be relevant and responsive.
  • Develop and disseminate information about disability types and relevant supports, which meets the needs of specific cohorts such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) communities, LGBTQI+ communities, and communities living in rural and remote areas.

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