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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.

$ Available: from $30 000.00 to $1.8million over three years.

Eligibility:  To be eligible to apply organisations must meet the eligibility criteria:

  1. Disabled Peoples Organisations and Family Organisations (DPO/FOs)with paid staff and a Board, who meet both of the eligibility criteria outlined below:
  • Actively evidence and demonstrate their commitment to the Social Model of Disability, which seeks to remove barriers for people with disability to access mainstream services and live an ordinary life; and
  • Are run by and for people with disability and/or their families which is supported by evidence of a minimum of 50% of people with a disability and/or their families making up the organisation’s board or staff (or both).

(DPO/FOs who do not have paid staff can also apply. Eligibility criteria for these organisations is outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.)

2. Priority Cohort Led Organisations (PCLs) – these organisations must have a minimum of 50% representation of the relevant cohort group on their board or staff and represent one or more of the following cohorts:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and/or organisations registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC); and/or
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities; and/or
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Asexual and Plus Cohort (LGBTIQA+).

Key Dates: closes 30 September 2019


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

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