The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments have announced $7 million in funding to increase employment and recreational opportunities for people with disability.
The third round of Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building grants follows joint State and Commonwealth funding of nearly $9 million awarded to 65 projects across WA in 2017-18.
The ILC is a key component of the Australia-wide National Disability Insurance Scheme and is focused on building the capacity of the community, people with disability, their families and carers.
This round of funding provided by the National Disability Insurance Agency as part of the ILC transition arrangements for WA, focuses on building capacity to improve recreational and employment opportunities for people with disability and raising awareness of their contributions.
The four priority areas are:
- 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
- Building awareness and capacity within communities of the contributions of people with disability.
Expressions of interest close on December 3, 2018.
More information is available on the Tenders WA website.
Source: WA Government