If you are part of an organisation that helps people with a disability, now is the time to apply for the Federal Governments funding assistance program.
Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis said grants of up to $10,000 are available for organisations to help people with disability participate in nationally focused, disability-related conferences.
“I encourage local organisations to apply for the grant, to help people with disability better participate in national conferences, learn more amongst their peers and be part of the greater discussion,” she said.
“The grants are designed to assist conference organisers to support people with disability, including accompanying family members or carers, with costs associated when attending a conference.”
The grants can contribute to costs such as registration fees, travel and accommodation.
As well as travel needs, the grants can be used to develop accessible materials, employ Auslan interpreters, or offer assistive computer devices, software, aids and appliances.
The National Disability Conference Initiative promotes inclusive and accessible communities as part of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
The conferences are being held from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
Applications close at 2PM (AEDT) on 20 March 2018.
To apply for a grant or for more information on the National Disability Conference Initiative grant round, go to Australian Government Community Grants Hub at www.communitygrants.gov.au.