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.

ILC Grant: Mainstream Capacity Building Health

Closing date: October 21, 2019

Up to $64 million (GST Excl) over three years is available for programs and activities designed to help people with disability use and benefit from mainstream health services. The $32 million of funding available in this round will focus on health.

ILC Grant: Economic and Community Participation (ECP) Grant Round 2019-2020

Closing date: October 21, 2019

Up to $58 million (GST Excl) is available for activities that increase the knowledge and motivation of employers to employ people with disability, as well as increasing their employability. Up to $30 million of funding is available this round to fund programs and activities that help people with disabilities with social and community inclusion.

Lesley Hall Scholarship 2019

Closing date: November 10, 2019

This scholarship recognises the power of the arts to influence social change. The scholarship honours the life and activism of the late Lesley Hall, a tireless advocate for the human rights of people with disability.  Applicants must be Victorian artists or arts workers with an art project that represents the disability experience. The successful applicant will receive a $5000 grant and a 12 month residency at Arts Access Victoria.