The Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher and Assistant Minister Sarah Henderson today announced the outcome of the agency’s Disabled People and Families Organisations (DPFO) grant round, which closed in December 2018.
The DPFO round lays the foundations for the new approach to ILC investment, and is the first of a number of ILC initiatives that will build the capacity of a network of DPFOs across Australia.
This was followed by a second Interim grant round, the ILC Economic Participation of People with Disability Grant Round 2019-20 which opened on 15 February 2019.
The aim of the DPFO grant round was to build the overall capacity of user led organisations to better support, connect and build the capacity of people with disability in the community.
It provided an opportunity for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to show how targeted investment in building a network of strong, capable peer led organisations will increase:
- skills and capacity
- motivation, confidence and empower action
- independence and relationship building
- Participation and contribution rates in community life and economy.
Introduced in the ILC Strategy Towards 2022 the Individual Capacity Building Program (ICPB) will also focus on DPFOs.
The ICPB will facilitate nationwide access to peer support, mentoring and skills building for people with disability, their carers and families.
For further detail on the outcome, please see the funded projects page on our website.