2017 ILC Grants:
Strategies for Success
Friday 3 February | Canberra
Wait and see is not a strategy, it's an epitaph.
Who should attend?
- Disability service providers
- Local government & community service agencies
- Anyone involved in the development of inclusive communities for people with disability
DATE & TIME
Friday 3 February
9:30am - 4:00pm (Registrations open 9:00am)
2 Bourke Street
Barton ACT 2600
Waiting for the ILC funding round to come to your state could be a very bad move.
The NDIA have now confirmed that the first ILC funding round will include not just an ACT pilot but significant funding for National programs. The NDIA want nationally scalable approaches: ideas, frameworks and strategies that have the potential to go national. Many of the best ideas will emerge early and if you are not in the program when it starts, you may get gazumped by an intensely competitive ILC field.
This workshop will assist organisations prepare for the ILC funding opportunity with a focus on:
- Opportunities the ILC offers and understanding what are the NDIA after
- Developing a staged ILC framework that offers national scalability
- Maximising the success of grant applications over the 3 year roll out
- One last opportunity to identify potential local partners for local presence and diversity
Can't make it to Canberra?
We have just announced an ILC webinar. For more information and registrations, click here.
Welcome & Introductions
Understanding the ILC Detail
• ILC Activity Areas, Priorities & Expected Outcomes
• What the ILC will not fund
• Selection criteria: Interpreting ILC's concepts of "proportionality", "sustainability" and "effectiveness and efficiency"
• ILC vs LAC and other grant killer issues
• Why you can't afford not to get started in the ACT
Choosing a Strategy
• Slim pickings: How to maximise your chances of winning
• Program design: Asking the right questions
• Combining multiple ILC focus areas to enhance impact
• Beyond websites: how to meet the ILC's demands for cost effective innovation
• The ILC evidence base and data
ILC Grants: Key Success Factors
Collaborating for ILC Success
• The importance of collaborating for diversity and local presence
• Marry in haste, repent at leisure: Successful partnership foundations
• Partnership approaches: From consultation to collaboration
• Collaborating with Specialist, Cohort-specific, User-led and Remote/Rural organisations
Structured opportunity to meet with potential partners and collaborators
A sometimes cranky old guy with a shedload of disability experience and a canny nous for how to do things better. Roland has a poorly functioning filter for political correctness and this may be the reason he’s had a number of his NDIS blogs go seriously viral. He has a career in disability that spans 3 decades and is one of Australia’s most knowledgeable NDIS professionals. Roland was winner of the 2002 Harvard Club Disability Fellowship and from 2012 to 2014 consulted on NDIS design for the National Disability & Carer Alliance.
Roland has held leadership roles in some of Australia’s best known disability organisations and worked extensively on disability deinstitutionalisation and lectured on the politics and history of disability. It may be this history that gives Roland the ability to predict the next thing likely to go wrong in the NDIS. Bottom line, he knows his stuff and he’s not afraid to use it.
Elizabeth’s two NDIS superpowers are knowledge and passion. Disability is big part of Elizabeth’s family life as a sibling and grandmother, and it shows.
Elizabeth has over 20 years experience in public policy and leadership development, including management of disability and multicultural organisations. Since 2010, Elizabeth has contributed to NDIS design through multiple representations to Productivity Commission and Senate Inquiries. In 2012, she led a successful NDIS Practical Design Fund project, elements of which form key components of the current ILC model. Previously managing programs now in scope for ILC transition, Elizabeth’s depth of knowledge and expertise has enhanced the numerous transition-readiness workshops she facilitates.
Sally is our resident NDIS wonderwoman (also fondly known as our ‘pocket rocket’). Don't be disarmed by her humour, she packs a punch with her huge NDIS knowledge, intellect and energy. Sally has diverse experience across financial services, human services, B2B, B2C, for profit and for purpose industries around the world. Sally is especially passionate marketing products, services, spaces and experiences for people with a disability. Sally is a dynamic trainer and presenter, a Certified Practicing Marketer and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle. She is a Director of the Centre for Universal Design and a past member of the NSW Disability Council. Sally was also the CEO of a disability service provider during the Hunter NDIS trial. And, she finished her Masters at Harvard Business School (did we mention she’s dynamic?).
One of Sally’s three young daughters, Nicky, lives with quadriplegia and has been an NDIS participant since 2015. Sally translates her personal and professional experience into a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for business.
DSC has been closely following and contributing to the ILC program since its design. Below are some of our fabulous resources to get you in the ILC mood.
The latest funding round for Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) opened yesterday and the funding available is greater than any previous round.
In preparation for the July 2018 ILC funding rounds in NSW, ACT and SA, the NDIA is offering potential applicants the chance to test their ILC project ideas.
The next Information, Linkages & Capacity Building funding round is set to open any day now. Successful grant writer Elizabeth McGarry explores the context of this next round and shares her tips for ILC success.
The NDIA have now released the list of organisations who will be funded under the Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) program in the ACT.
DSC is getting lots of calls from organisations confused about how the ILC program will operate. Sadly, once you understand the fundamentals of ILC and LAC, confusion is replaced with serious concern. Roland outlines the major failings of the ILC program design - and how a failure to address these might just kneecap the NDIS.
In the ILC Program Guidelines released last week, the NDIA confirmed that the upcoming funding round for ILC is not just about the ACT. In addition to Jurisdictional based grants, around $15 million in "National Readiness Grants" will be up for tender.
The NDIA have just released the new version of the Information, Linkages And Capacity Building (ILC) Commissioning Framework, outlining the long awaited details on what, who, how and when ILC will be funded.
Today the NDIA released tenders for Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Partners in 16 roll out regions across Victoria, Queensland, South Australia & ACT.
The NDIA has just announced the latest development in its roll out of the ILC and LAC. We have some serious concerns about the development of these programs and how they threaten the credibility of the NDIS.
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