Couple in love of 26 years old Down Syndrome at her apartment in Montreal. They are learning to live in an apartment independently. They are cooking together. the young men cutting vegetables. The mother in law show him how to do. Color and horizontal photo was taken in Quebec Canada.

Applications are now open for the latest round of Disability Self Help Grants to help strengthen self help groups for people with disability and their families across Victoria.

A total of almost $250,000 is available for grants of up to $10,000 each over two years.

The funding will assist disability self-help groups with general expenses and running costs, as well as minor works and equipment.

Self-help groups bring people with disability and their families together to share insights, provide information, promote community participation and support networking.

This year’s funding round will prioritise groups representing diverse communities, as well as those in rural and regional Victoria, to ensure all Victorians with disability and their families have access to self-help supports.

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan said disability self-help groups play crucial roles bringing people with disability and their families together so that they can make informed decisions about their lives.

“We’re proud to support this important program. It’s just one of the ways we’re building an inclusive Victoria for everyone,” Donnellan said.

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Applications close on July 12.

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