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More funding for disability employment

More than $75 million in grants is available to organisations and employers who create opportunities for people with disability to contribute to community activities including employment.

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The two grant rounds are part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.

The government is investing $35.9 million in the Social and Community Participation grant round, which focuses on community connection including addressing needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic and other natural disasters. A further $39.9 million is available through the Economic Participation grant round, intended to limit the impact from the coronavirus for people with disability to enter or remain in the workforce, either through workplace structural or cultural changes or upskilling to increase skills and knowledge.

NDIS Minister Stuart Robert said the grants provide for supports that enable social, community and economic participation of all people with disability. “ILC grants are a great opportunity for organisations and businesses across Australia to grow their capacity in supporting NDIS participants and all people with disability,” he said.

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The ILC grant rounds are open until December 8, 2020. For more information, visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/