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Individual Capacity Building grant round now open

Posted on March 12, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Individual Capacity Building (ICB) grant round 2020-2021 is now open for applications. 

Today, the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, announced up to $85m (GST excl.) of funding to support projects that will go for up to two years. These projects will enable systematic, nationwide access to peer support, mentoring and other skills-building for people with disability, carers and families. 

This grant round will focus on providing support to the following organisation types:

  • Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) – organisations run by and for people with disability
  • Families Organisations (FOs) – organisations run by and for carers and families of people with disability
  • Priority Cohort Led (PCL) Organisations – organisations that seek to improve the welfare of a specified community, demonstrate a clear connection to the community they represent, and demonstrate a commitment to the social model of disability. In this grant round, the priority community groups are:
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities;
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Asexual and Plus (LGBTIQA+) communities;
  • People experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness; and
  • Children and young people (0-24 years).

DPOs and FOs will also have the opportunity to apply for funding for activities that will boost their organisational capacity, for example, leadership training for staff, board members and/or volunteers with disability.

Applications for this grant round, which will close on 22 April 2020 at 2.00PM AEST, can be made via the Community Grants Hub.

This is the second grant opportunity to open under the ICB Program. The first ICB grant round 2019-2020 opened last year, with successful recipients announced in December 2019. For your reference, the list of projects being funded under the first ICB grant round can be found on the NDIS website. Generic Feedback on applications from this first round is also available on the Community Grants Hub website.

Funding for ICB grant round 2020-2021 will be prioritised to regions, cohorts and organisations that were not funded in the ICB grant round 2019-2020. Funding will be further prioritised to those organisations that were successful in the 12-month interim Disabled People and Families Organisations (DPFO) funding round but not successful in the ICB grant round 2019-2020.

There will be further ILC grant opportunities in 2020 as part of the ILC Investment Strategy.

Kind regards,
The ILC team