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The NDIA has opened up two ILC grant programs for economic participation and capacity building. Economic and Community Participation (ECP) grant program The Economic and Community Participation (ECP) grant program offers two streams to create opportunities for people with disability to contribute and participate in community life. People with disability experience higher unemployment rates, longer […]


First public sitting The Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability (DRC) is holding its first public forums in September. The community forum in Townsville on the 9 September will be followed by the first public sitting in Brisbane on 16 September where the Commissioners are formally introduced. This will […]


Do you feel fully on top of the business-side of running your organisation? You might be delivering outstanding social impact, but are you confident that your business practices are fit for purpose? We work with hundreds of not for profit organisations and we see first hand the challenges of juggling the operational realities of delivering […]


The NDIA recently opened grant applications for Individual Capacity Building funding. This is the first of three ILC programs that will open in August and September, with forthcoming programs for mainstream capacity building and economic and community participation opening on 9 September. The Individual Capacity Building (ICB) program is open to organisations run by people […]


The NDIA recently opened grant applications for Individual Capacity Building funding. This is the first of three ILC programs that will open in August and September, with forthcoming programs for mainstream capacity building and economic participation. See below for our summary of the grant program. Grants for: Disabled Peoples Organisations/ Families Organisations (DPO/FOs) Priority Cohort […]


The NDIS has announced the upcoming ILC grants totalling up to $222 million across three grant rounds. Individual Capacity Building Program 19 August – 27 September 2019 Mainstream Capacity Building Program 9 September – 18 October 2019 Economic and Community Participation Program 9 September – 18 October 2019 If your organisation is planning to apply […]


In my blog last month, I wrote about disability inclusion and the human right for people with disabilities to live an ordinary life. 4.3m Australians live with some form of disability, and 2.5m of them are under 65. You don’t have to be a great mathematician to work out that that’s a lot more than […]


If your organisation works with consumers rather than businesses, now is a great time to consider if Instagram should be one of the communication channels your organisation uses to connect with your customers, potential customers and supporters. If you’re completely new to Instagram and you find any of this content confusing, we’ve posted a brief […]


The NDIS Commission has postponed the introduction of a national NDIS worker screening database until 2020. In the interim, and since the introduction of the NDIS Commission in all Australian states and territories (except Western Australia) on 1 July, there are transitional requirements for NDIS Worker screening in each state. Workers continue to require a […]