NDIS grants worth $7 million are up for grabs for projects that boost employment and recreation opportunities for people with disability in Western Australia.
Expressions of interest for the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grants close on December 3, assistant minister for disability services Sarah Henderson said.
Organisations that deliver inclusive recreational activities, help people with disability find meaningful employment, support employers to employ people with disability or promote community awareness of the contributions of people with disability will be given priority.
It’s the third round of ILC funding after 65 projects across WA were awarded $9 million last financial year.
Ms Henderson said the funding would support projects across WA, including in rural and remote areas and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
“ILC grants are a key pillar of the NDIS. Around the country, successful ILC grants have included initiatives targeting activities that enable people with disability to participate in mainstream and community life,” she said.
“We hope to see exciting new ideas and programs which will ultimately benefit people with disability and their families, in particular, improving employment outcomes for people with disability.”
WA disability services minister Stephen Dawson said he hoped the funding would substantially improve the employment outcomes for people with disability in the state.
More information is available here.
Meanwhile, the NDIA has released a new format plan which the government says will make it easier for NDIS participants to implement their supports.
The plan is available in braille, hard copy and on the myplace portal from this week for participants who are receiving their first plan or having a plan review.
“The new-format plan takes a holistic view of a participant’s needs and circumstances, and shows how their goals are linked to the support they need – whether that be informal, community and mainstream supports, or NDIS funding,” Ms Henderson said.