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
With a career in disability that spans 3 decades, Roland Naufal is one of Australia’s most knowledgeable disability professionals. He 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 most successful disability organisations, including CEO Villa Maria, General Manager Yooralla, State Manager Vision Australia and CEO Association for Children with a Disability. He worked extensively on disability deinstitutionalisation and lectured on the politics and history of disability. Roland has degrees in Economics and Social Work and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Elizabeth McGarry is a respected professional with many years of public policy and leadership experience. Her qualifications include Social Work and Management. Elizabeth’s career has included responsibility for both disability and multicultural community service organisations (Director of a Migrant Resource Centre and the CEO of the Association for Children with a Disability). She has held numerous State and national representative roles, significantly influencing policy development in education, disability and multicultural affairs.
Lifelong disability is also part of Elizabeth’s experience both as a sibling and now as a grandmother. Although Elizabeth holds strongly to the view that people with a disability must be supported to realise their full potential, she recognises the challenges that a changing marketplace poses for organisations and professionals committed to implementing this practice approach.
Sally has diverse commercial experience spanning over 20 years across financial services, human services, B2B, B2C, for profit and for purpose industries around the world. Sally is especially passionate about supporting businesses in developing and marketing products, services, spaces and experiences for people with a disability – commercially superior solutions that promote consumer empowerment for people with disability. Sally has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and an MBA completed at Harvard.
Sally is a member of the NSW Disability Council, Director of Endeavour Group Australia, Director of the Centre for Universal Design Australia, Director of the Hunter Business Chamber, Certified Practicing Marketer and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle.
Among Sally’s perspectives on disability is that of mother and carer to Nicky, one of her three young daughters. Nicky lives with quadriplegia as a result of an acquired brain injury and is an NDIS participant.
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.
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.
Many believe that the NDIS is a threat to small, locally based organisations. Professor Shelley Mallet gives an overview of two approaches that support local collaboration and can also play a key role in the success of the ILC program.
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