The Australian Government, through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), is investing $19.6 million to fund innovative projects that will provide greater opportunity for people with disability to participate in work.
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said 64 organisations will receive funding through the Economic Participation of People with Disability grants, as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.
‘Today’s announcement will help many Australians with disability across the country realise their ambitions of increased participation in the community through securing a job and I am proud to see so many excellent projects receive funding through this program,’ Minister Robert said.
‘The grants will build the capacity of businesses and organisations to employ people with disability through community engagement, improved resources and training.
‘The grant round also supports the work of the Morrison Government’s recently established NDIS Participant Employment Taskforce.
‘Since it was announced in December last year, the taskforce has been delivering changes that open the way for better employment outcomes,’ Mr Robert said.
‘Together, the taskforce and grants are providing more options for people with disability to participate in work and are a reminder of the good work being done to implement Australia’s world leading NDIS.’
Types of projects funded include a community of practice between employers, promotional activities to attract people with disability to roles, events and forums to promote people with disability in workplace settings and creation of workforce inclusion plans.