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.

Community Based Research Scheme

Closing date: August 12, 2021

Do you run a great program or service that is making a difference in the lives of people with disability and/or their families? Are you looking to show just how effective it is or what great outcomes you are achieving? Research support provided through the Scheme may include a scoping report, literature review, data analysis or a small research project. Research can lead to outcomes such as improved service delivery, the development of new services, improved ability to advocate effectively or improved capacity to undertake future research projects.

Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund

Closing date: September 30, 2021

This education fund is about helping indigenous and non-indigenous people with disability to undertake, and participate in, formal and informal education programs.  For many people with disabilities from both indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds, education can go a long way to developing skills, self-esteem and pride in their families, friends and community. To this end, small six monthly grants of up to $2,500 are available to assist people with disabilities to continue learning.

National Disability Research Partnership funding round

This 2021 pilot Research Funding Round is designed to fund disability research that will deliver new findings and test and refine the NDRP processes. Projects must be done by and with people with disability, address a topic of importance to people with disability within one of eight key themes and must align with the NDRP Guiding Principles, the UNCRPD and the National Disability Strategy. Applications are accepted from any incorporated association in Australia. Projects can apply for funding up to $150,000. Projects must be achievable in ten months. The total funding pool is $1 million.