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Disability funding grants open

Australians living with a disability will benefit from new funding with a grant round that offers up to $85 million to organisations nationally. These new grants come under the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.

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ILC programs are designed to complement each other to ensure people with disability are getting the best opportunity to participate in their communities, NDIS Minister Stuart Robert said.

The grant round will focus on organisations run by and for people with disability, carers and families as well as organisations that seek to improve the outcomes for specific communities, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.

“It focuses on Individual Capacity Building to enable people with disability, as well as their carers and families, to build their skills through access to peer support and mentoring,” the minister said.

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Applications are open to all Disabled Peoples Organisations and Families Organisations and close on April 22. Successful recipients are expected to be announced in July 2020.

For information on ILC, visit the NDIS website: https://www.ndis.gov.au/community/information-linkages-and-capacity-building-ilc. Information about this grant opportunity can be found at the Community Grants Hub website: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/node/1221.