Funding Opportunities

Disability Support for Women and Children with Disabilities Escaping Family Violence:

This is a Statewide initiative that assists Victorian women and children with disabilities experiencing family violence who require immediate disability support. Funding is available to meet immediate disability-related support needs for a period of up to 12 weeks to a maximum value of $9,000 per person. Requests for funds over $9,000 will be managed on a case by case basis. The program is designed to complement existing specialist family violence services and supports.

The National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It is for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse while in institutional care. The Scheme commenced in July 2018 and applications can be made anytime before 30 June 2027.

Community Grants now open

The Community Grants scheme provides funding for up to $5,000 for projects run by community-based organisations that build social capital and improve lives of people with disability, their families or carers.

Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program – Transition Assistance Funding

Closing date: April 26, 2019

Eligible organisations may apply for Transition Assistance Funding of up to $20,000 (GST exclusive) to purchase tailored supports including business advice, professional services and software upgrades to assist in boosting capacity and capability as service providers. The Transition Assistance Funding aims to assist organisations to attract retain and optimise their workforce, improve awareness of the opportunities and ability to enter/expand and collaborate in the disability sector and develop skills and capabilities required to effectively operate in a competitive disability market.

Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Information Program Grant Round 2019-2022

Closing date: May 10, 2019

The objective of the ILC Program is to build innovative ways to increase the independence, social, community and economic participation of all people with disability. Applications for this round must propose to deliver up to date, high quality information in a variety of products about specific disability types, functional impacts, and supports and services available for individuals with disability, their families and carers or Provide information about disability that is relevant for mainstream organisations and service systems to increase their ability to be relevant and responsive or disseminate information about disability types and relevant supports, which meets the needs of specific cohorts such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) communities, LGBTQI+ communities, and communities living in rural and remote areas.

Boost your business voucher program for entrepreneurs with disability

Closing date: May 12, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting businesses across the state to create jobs and new opportunities, with applications for the third round of Boost Your Business vouchers now open. The Entrepreneurs with Disability Voucher Stream is a new initiative to support the viability, sustainability and growth of businesses run by people with disability. Each Voucher Recipient may be able to receive up to $25,000 under the Entrepreneurs with Disability Stream. Vouchers are used by Victorian businesses or organisations in exchange for services that will build their capabilities in three main areas.

NDIS Exceptionally Complex Support Needs Program: Applications now open

Closing date: May 1, 2019

Organisations are invited to apply to deliver program activities across 6 program areas as part of the Exceptionally Complex Support Needs Program. The total amount of funding is $10 million over two years. The objectives of the Program include…