Queensland and the Northern Territory are the major beneficiaries of the latest NDIS funding package.  In excess of $15.3 million is being provided to help people prepare for the NDIS through the NDIS Sector Development Fund.

More than $6 million will go to SDF projects in the Northern Territory to develop and implement new supports not currently used or available in local markets. “These will increase the level of choice and control people with disability have in remote areas,” Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said.

Queensland will receive more than $5.8 million to expand its disability workforce to assist small and medium providers in thin markets to expand their operations. “It will also enable new disability service providers in rural and regional areas enter and operate sustainably in the NDIS environment,” the minister said. The Supported Independent Living Project will also receive funding to establish a national support network to help families of NDIS participants set up shared housing arrangements with other families.

The fund assists those with disability, families, carers, service providers and the workforce transition to the new arrangements for disability support under the NDIS.

For more information visit: www.ndis.gov.au/sector-development-fund