More than 30 organisations around Western Australia have received funding for a range of projects to support people with disability.
Funding has been provided through the latest round of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants.
ILC helps ensure people with disability have the information and support they need to participate in their community and access mainstream services.
The State and Commonwealth governments contributed about $7 million for 42 projects in the 2018-19 round. Project details are available on Tenders WA.
Last year, more than $8 million was shared among almost 50 organisations around the State. Project details are also available on Tenders WA.
This year’s grants have been awarded for initiatives across four priority areas that focus on:
- Building the capacity of organisations delivering recreational pursuits and activities to provide inclusive services;
- Building the capacity of people with disability to engage in meaningful employment;
- Providing employers with information and tools to employ people with disability; and
- Building awareness and capacity within communities of the contributions of people with disability.
WA is currently transitioning to the Australia-wide NDIS. The National Disability Insurance Agency will roll out the ILC program nationally from 1 July 2019.