Council invites community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations throughout the Shire to apply for a grant to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).
Celebrated annually on 3 December, the United Nations-observed IDPwD aims to increase public awareness and understanding of people with disability, and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Each year Council offers grants of up to $1000 to run events or activities to celebrate IDPwD and highlight disability inclusion in Nillumbik.
Mayor Frances Eyre said IDPwD provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate people with disability – including the 4.4 million Australians with disability.
“IDPwD is a chance for all of us to challenge the way we think about disability and help Australia become more inclusive,” Cr Eyre said.
“Last year, grant-funded inclusive activities included a live music event in Alistair Knox Park, a song and dance party, and a series of barefoot bowls events.
“More like these will be important to help our community reconnect after the isolation of COVID-19,” she said.