Why should our organisation take part in this program? What will be the benefit for us?
The aim of this program is to support organisations to develop your ideas into fundable project proposals. Organisations that take part in the program will grow their understanding of how to plan a project using an outcomes model, and how to present it as a funding application. The focus of this program is on Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities, but the learning from the program will include idea creation, outcomes models, project planning and grant writing, so will be transferable across other areas of your work.
Do I have to pay to take part in the ILC Ready program?
No. This program is funded by the South Australian Department of Human Services through its NDIA Community Inclusion and Capacity Development Grant to provide support to South Australian organisations for ILC readiness. It is free for participating organisations.
What’s the difference between the webinars, the workshops and the one to one support?
The webinars will provide background information on the ILC grant program, plus details of what the program will fund and how to apply for a grant. The webinars are open to all. Click here to see webinar dates.
The workshops will focus on developing an idea for a project that could be funded via an ILC grant, and putting a high level plan in place of the work your organisation needs to do to prepare a grant application. We will run one workshop in each of the following areas in South Australia: Northern Adelaide; Southern Adelaide; Murraylands and Riverland; Yorke and Mid North; Limestone Coast; Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula. It’s free to attend. Reserve your place now.
The one to one support will provide more intensive support to 20 South Australian organisations. You will work with a CBB consultant through a series of workshops and coaching sessions, to develop your project idea and grant application, and to build your skills and understanding of project planning, outcomes frameworks and measurement and project budgets and reporting. Because we only have 20 places available for this part of the program, organisations will have to apply to take part.
Do I have to attend all the webinars and the regional workshops in order to apply for the one to one support?
No. The webinars and the regional workshop will explain the ILC grants program and help you to think through the things you need to do in your organisation to prepare an application. The one to one support is more intensive and we will work with organisations to plan their projects in more detail. You can take part in just the webinars, just the workshop or just the one to one support. You’ll get the most value from taking part in the whole program, but you are not required to in order to apply for the one to one support.
How will you decide which organisations get one to one support?
South Australian organisations can apply for the one to one support through a simple, online application form. We will select organisations that have the commitment and capacity to take part in the one to one program, have a suitable project idea for an ILC grant and can explain what skills and knowledge they want to get from the one to one support program. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from organisations led by people with disabilities and their families, organisations working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients (CALD), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and from organisations working in regional South Australia. The Government of South Australia’s Department of Human Services will make the final decision on the 20 organisations selected for one to one support, as they are funding this program through their NDIA Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD) Grant.
Do I have to complete the ILC Ready program before I apply for an ILC grant?
No. The program is designed to build your skills in designing and planning a project for grant funding, and in developing a grant application. Our aim is for you to put a well planned project together, as that will improve your chances of successfully applying for grant funding, but you can apply for an ILC grant without completing this program.
How many webinars are there?
There are three separate webinars, each covering a different aspect of ILC and preparing your grant application. Each webinar will be run live, three times. This is so people can take part in the live webinar – including asking questions – at a time that suits them. You can also watch a replay of the three webinars at a time that’s convenient to you.
What software do I need in order to join the webinars?
You will need current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge to take part in the webinars. We will be using Crowdcast to run the webinars. If you have not used Crowdcast before, we suggest that you log on early to your first session to make sure that everything is working properly.
I can’t attend the webinars, will they be available online?
Yes. Once we’ve delivered the webinars we will make them available online through our website.
I can’t attend my regional workshop – how can I access the information?
Following the completion of the regional workshops, we will share key training resources on the ILC Ready section of our website.
How do I keep in touch with the program?
You can sign up to our program mailing list here so that you can receive regular updates on the program.
If you have any other questions about our ILC Ready program, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.