First round of funding to support NDIS transition announced

  • $20.3 million over two years for a WA Sector Transition Fund
  • 42 service providers to be funded under Phase 1

Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson has announced the first round of recipients under the WA Sector Transition Fund. Phase 1 will help service providers adapt their business models and operations as they transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

An evaluation panel shortlisted 42 applications to receive up to $5 million of funding in Phase 1 of the expression of interest (EOI) announced in July this year.

The State Government has committed $20.3 million of funding over two years to assist registered service providers in the disability services sector to make the transition.

The Phase 1 EOI was open to service providers registered on the Disability Services Provider Panel (DSPP) requiring assistance in adapting to the requirements of the NDIS, and organisations able to assist DSPP providers in adapting to the NDIS.

The WA Sector Transition Fund is designed to safeguard the future sustainability of the Western Australian disability sector.

Funding is being undertaken in a phased approach, with the first round of grants targeted to improved operational outcomes.

The full list of successful respondents is listed below.

As noted by Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:

“The WA Sector Transition Fund will help the WA disability sector remain sustainable so it can continue to offer high-quality services throughout this transition period.

“The McGowan Government wants to ensure that quality supports and services are maintained for people with disability and their families during the transition from State managed services to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

“This is a period of significant change and opportunity, and we are investing in the sector and its success.

“The scope and number of offers received by the Department of Communities for this EOI represents a commitment from the WA disability sector to maintaining the diverse and contemporary array of supports available to people with disability.”

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