Funding to support Economic Participation

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The NDIS released a new Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant round on 15 February 2019 to boost economic participation for people with disability.

The goal of the Economic Participation of People with Disability grant round is to build the capacity of businesses and organisations to employ people with disability through community engagement, improved resources and training.

The round will help lay foundations for the Economic and Community Participation Program that is part of the new ILC Investment Strategy.

Future funding opportunities for Economic and Community Participation will be coordinated in partnership with input from the Participant Employment Taskforce.

Specifically the grants aim to:

  • build capacity of employers to attract, employ and retain people with disability
  • open pathways to employment by supporting people with disability to build skills for workplace settings
  • support projects that build entrepreneurial and self-employment capability for people with disability. 

The ILC Economic Participation of People with Disability grant round is open to all employers, employment agencies, organisations that work with people with disability, and training providers.

There is $19.9 million (GST incl) available as part of this grant round. Grants will be offered for one year, and although no maximum grant limit applies applicants will be expected to show value for money in their proposal.

Applications that outline evidence-based and innovative models to enhance employer knowledge and build individual capacity of people with disability to apply and retain employment are encouraged.

Submissions open 9am (AEDT) Friday 15 February 2019 and close Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 2pm (AEDT).

For application resources and support for this grant round please visit the DSS Community Grants Hub (External website)

For other upcoming grant opportunities visit our current and future grant rounds page.

Read the Minister's media release.