Current and future grant rounds

The NDIA is changing the approach to how Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) funding is invested. This will help ensure ILC builds the capacity of individuals and communities to be more inclusive and accessible.

There is a new Disabled Peoples and Families Organisations (DPFOs) – ILC Readiness Grant Round open for organisations who meet the eligibility criteria. The DPFO grant round lays the foundations for the new approach to ILC investment.

The NDIA aims to release information about the new approach at the end of 2018. More information about the DPFO grant round is below.

To find out about new funding rounds, sign up for the ILC mailing list, check back on this page, or ILC Toolkit.

Disabled Peoples and Families Organisations Grant Round

The DPFO grant round opens on Tuesday 27 November 2018 and closes at 2.00pm (AEDT) on Friday 21 December 2018.

This open grant round aims to strengthen the network of organisations across Australia led by people with disability, for people with disability.

NDIA's preparation for this round shows that peer support is successful in building the skills and confidence of people with disability, with DPFOs an effective delivery vehicle.

By building a robust network of DPFOs, who connect and support all people with disability in their community, we will see an overall increase in:

  • motivation, confidence and empowerment to act
  • independence and relationship building
  • participation and contribution to community life and economy.

The Department of Social Security (DSS) will be running this grant round in accordance with the Commonwealth Government Grant Guidelines, available via the DSS Community Grant Hub website (external).

The grant round is open to organisations who identify as a DPFO and meet the eligibility criteria in the DPFO Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Identifying a Disabled Peoples and Families Organisation

In this grant round DPFOs are user-led organisations that:

  • actively demonstrate their commitment to the Social Model of disability (external), which seeks to remove barriers for people with disability so they can access mainstream services and live an ordinary life
  • are run/led by and for people with disability and/or their families
  • have a minimum 50 per cent of their board, staff, volunteers or members represented by people with a disability and/or their families.

Organisations led by and for ILC's priority cohort groups are also eligible to apply. These are organisations with a minimum of 50 per cent representation of the cohort group on the board, staff, volunteers or members

  • ILC priority cohort groups for this funding round are:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Plus (LGBTQI+).

To learn more about the eligibility requirements, please download the DPFO Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

To submit an application or get further detail for the DPFO grant round, visit the DSS Community Grant Hub website (external).

Organisations who do not identify as DPFOs will have opportunities to apply for future ILC funding rounds.

DFPO Grant Round Resources

ILC funding resources