Fund a new national information program

The Minister for Families Assistant Minister Sarah Henderson today announced the National Information Program grant round.

There is up to $51 million of funding available for the FY period 2019-20 through to FY 2021-22 for the National Information Program (NIP).

Submissions open 9.00am (AEDT) 5 April 2019 and close 11.00pm (AEDT) 10 May 2019.

Organisations can only apply for funding between $300,000 and $10 million over 3 years.

The NIP is open to a wide range of organisations who work with or have an interest in people with disability, including local, state and territory governments.

Accessible information assists people with disability to choose and access disability supports and services. Information can be made accessible by working with Auslan (external) (External website), getting an Easy English (external) (External website) version or translating what’s written into languages other than English.n

Potential applicants should consider audiences and develop Information resources specifically for:

  • people with disability, their families and carers
  • mainstream organisations and service systems
  • cohort groups – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), LGBTQI+, rural and remote communities.

Proposals that seek to gather and build on existing quality information, refresh or present these resources in a new way will also be considered.

Information developed as part of this grant round will be shared by local area coordinators and NDIS’s new network of organisations run by people with disability and their families (DPFOs).

For application resources and support for this grant round please visit the DSS Community Grants Hub (External website) (External website)

For other upcoming grant opportunities visit our current and future grant rounds page.

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