Individual Capacity Buiding grants announced by NDIA
The Individual Capacity Building Program is the second program to be implemented under the Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Investment Strategy.
ILC grants are not just for NDIS participants, the intention of the grants is to increase and enable participation for all Australians with disability in their local community.
On 13 December 2019, $105.9 million was awarded to 105 grants across Australia to provide three years of funding for activities that will enable systematic, nationwide access to peer support, mentoring and other skills-building for people with disability, carers and families.
This grant round will also continue to strengthen Disabled Peoples and Families Organisations (DPO/FOs) through activities that boost their organisational capacity, for example, leadership training for staff, board members and/or volunteers with disability.
Several Canberra organisations supporting people with disability and their families and carers were successful, including ACT Down Syndrome Association, Imagine More, Canberra Blind Society and AIDS Action Council of the ACT.
For more details of recipients and funded projects, visit the National Disability Insurance Agency website.