New funds for disability info
The Federal Government has launched a scheme to fund organisations run by people with disability.
Organisations will be able to apply for $51 million worth of grants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme's National Information program.
The funding is intended for innovative projects that deliver high quality and accessible information about different disabilities, and specific disability types.
Grants starting at $300,000, with no upper limit, for a three-year period to 2022.
It is part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building strategy announced in December 2018.
Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, said the program is also looking for projects that develop and distribute information on disabilities to meet the needs of specific audiences.
“This includes people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) and LGBTQI+ communities, as well as those living in rural and remote areas,” Ms Henderson said.