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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 […]


Over the past months the news has been filled with public figures who have lost their jobs due to posts or comments they’ve made on the internet.  Whilst some were recent posts others were in the distant past, but it still came back to haunt them. An organisation is just like a person, over the […]


I grew up in an era when my peers with disabilities were educated in a different ‘special’ school. In our regional high school with over 800 students, we had two pupils with a visible disability. Even children with dyslexia were taken out of their classes and bussed to a different site for extra lessons to […]


“A business that looks orderly says to your customer that your people know what they’re doing.”― Michael E. Gerb Systems and process, the ‘how’ you do the things you do in your organisation, may seem boring and of not much importance, but they matter more than think. Inefficient ways of conducting your work can include […]