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.

Building Disability Leaders project

This project is targeting leaders with disabilities in rural or regional Victoria to develop their current leadership to the next level. You may apply for registration in their major online course,’Represent’

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.

National Disability Conference Initiative 2019 – 2020

Closing date: February 20, 2019

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Disability, Mental Health and Carer: National Disability Conference Initiative in 2019-2020  

Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures Grants 2018-2020

Closing date: February 21, 2019

The Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures Grants program is now open for applications. The fund will support the delivery of the Victorian disability advocacy futures plan 2018-2020.

Improving the wellbeing of LGBTQIA+  people living with a disability – Grant now open

Closing date: March 12, 2019

Projects should aim to assist LGBTQIA+ people living with a disability by reducing isolation and building community capacity, recognising multiple identities including Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or multicultural, enhancing cultural engagement and development, building evidence and improving LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice in services. Collaborations between disability advocacy and LGBTQIA+ groups are encouraged.