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Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC)
DSC consultants support organisations to develop strategies to win funding in this highly competitive program. Please talk to us about how we can assist your organisation to cut through the noise and get a competitive edge.
DSC is expert on the outcomes reporting approach and can assist with the evaluation of your ILC program.
NDIS SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS
DSC's Subject Matter Specialists are sector leaders in their fields.
Elizabeth’s two NDIS superpowers are knowledge and passion as her personal and professional connections with disability shine through. With over 25 years’ experience in public policy, organisational management and leadership development across the disability and multicultural sectors, Elizabeth is well known for her calm, solution-focused approach and is particuarly skilled in community engagement and capturing authentic feedback.
Elizabeth is our go-to person for all things ILC. Previously managing ILC type organisations, Elizabeth’s depth of knowledge and expertise enhances her ILC readiness workshop presentations and support to organisations. With an eagle eye she also continues to keep us all up to date with ILC as it evolves.
Roland’s three decades of disability experience and insistence with doing thing better have earned him a reputation as one of the sectors foremost truth-tellers. He thrives on straight-talking, finding hidden business opportunities and providing insights into things that matter in disability.
Roland worked extensively on disability deinstitutionalisation, and has lectured on the politics and history of disability. From 2012-2014, he consulted on NDIS design for the National Disability & Carer Alliance and was the winner of the 2002 Harvard Club Disability Fellowship. Roland has held leadership roles in some of Australia’s best known disability organisations and is now one of Australia’s most knowledgeable NDIS consultants and trainers.
Passionate, persistent and pugnacious. Lee’s a long standing pioneer of the NDIS, having worked at the NDIA between 2013 and 2017 on scheme design, governance, LAC contract management and engagement. Lee has a truckload of experience working across NFPs and government, in the advocacy, compensation, health, justice and disability areas.
Lee has unique knowledge of the grey areas at the intersection of the NDIS and justice systems with unique insight into catastrophic injury, ABI, evaluation of capacity for decision making in disability, litigation, and guardianship. Lee has lived experience of disability, including support of family members with psychosocial disability.
INSIGHT IN ACTION
Our NDIS Subject Matter Specialists have been closely following ILC policy since its early design stages. Below are some of their fabulous resources:
There have been some BIG announcements from the world of ILC in the last few weeks. Elizabeth talks you through some of the exciting grants you could be applying for.
The Federal Government has announced applications are open for the first Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grant for economic and community participation. Elizabeth guides you through the nuts and bolts of this opportunity.
Elizabeth McGarry explores the fine print behind the long awaited funding opportunity for what are generally known as user-led organisations: A $19.9 million funding round for the ILC program.
West Australia has just been given the opportunity to apply for $7 million worth of funding via an Expression Of Interest (EOI) process. As Elizabeth explores, this round looks very different from previous ILC funding opportunities.
Troublingly, estimates show that only 89% of people with disability in Australia will not be eligible for the NDIS. Sara explores how providers can support people will find themselves ineligible but still very much in need of support.
The latest funding round for Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) opened yesterday and the funding available is greater than any previous round.
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.
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.
We believe collective impact has enormous potential to support ILC projects. For those of you who want to learn more about collective impact, here are some websites with fabulous resources.
The final ILC policy has just been been released. It details that funding will be available to organisations to undertake activities from capacity building to local area coordination.
BUt don't just take our word for it...
Here's what some of the people we've worked with have had to say about our work:
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