Community projects will benefit from more funding through the Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program, that allocates grants to organisations that support the economic, social and community participation of people with disability, regardless of whether they are eligible for the NDIS.

It prioritises funding to organisations that support autistic people or people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities, as these groups often face disproportionate barriers to accessing appropriate supports.

This latest grant round provides $90 million across three years to 45 organisations that will deliver 48 grant activities.

A second set of ILC funding of $50.3 million provides up to one-year extensions to around 130 organisations to support people with disability, their families and carers to overcome barriers to community participation. It includes $16 million for one-year extensions to 29 organisations receiving grants under the National Information Program, an initiative that ensures people with disability, their families and carers are equipped to make informed choices and decisions.  

An additional $34.3 million will go toward extending ILC grants to around 100 community organisations for up to 12 months to June 30, 2025.

A list of the grant recipients is available on the Department of Social website.