Funding Opportunities

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.

Changing Places funding round now open

Closing date: November 5, 2021

Local Councils and Not for Profit Community Organisations in Victoria are invited to build Changing Places toilets in the community, enabling people with a disability and high support needs, along with their carers, to enjoy and explore popular tourist attractions, parks and community facilities. Grants of up to $110,000 to build an extra 18 Changing Places is available to make the state’s public spaces more welcoming and inclusive for people of all abilities.

Disability research seed funding

Closing date: October 25, 2021

The funding is designed to support University of Melbourne researchers working on small to medium sized projects at the discovery or pilot end of research. Projects should be driven by the priorities of people with disability, likely to have practical outcomes, involve strong partnerships and have a clear path to sustainable funding. Projects must address a topic of importance to people with disability and demonstrate how people with disability are involved in every aspect of the research. Projects-conducted by and with people with disability and/or their families are of particular interest.