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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.

$ Available: Up to $10 000.

Eligibility:  To be eligible you must be:

  • the conference organiser
  • holding the conference in the 2020-21 financial year
  • one of the following entity types:

o    Indigenous Corporation

o    Company

o    Cooperative

o    Incorporated Association

o    Partnership

o    Statutory Entity

o    Trustee on behalf of a Trust

o    Unincorporated Association

Key Dates: closes 07 January 2020


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application. Good luck, Melanie

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