ILC Grant Guidelines- A Snapshot

As expected, on Monday the NDIA released guidelines for the new Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant opportunities.  Here’s a snapshot of what they said. But we strongly recommend you spend time getting a full handle on the details, as you skip through the miniature at your peril.  Detailed grant information is available on the Community Grants Hub website.

Mainstream Capacity Building Grant

The Mainstream Capacity Building Grant focuses on the health sector.  An open competitive selection process will be utilised to determine successful applicants. Applications close on 11.00PM AEDT on Monday 21 October 2019.  You can apply for a minimum of $300,000 and a maximum of $2.250 million over 3 years.
 
The aim of the Mainstream Capacity Building Program is to stimulate and encourage practice change in the delivery of mainstream services through the development and trialling of new approaches that are more inclusive and welcoming for people with disability.
 
Successful projects will work to enable:

  • people with disability to use and benefit from the same mainstream health services as everyone else.

  • improved access and utilisation of mainstream health services.

This grant opportunity is targeting mainstream health providers to undertake pilot and demonstration projects, delivered through joint stewardship with Government and other relevant stakeholders. The Agency has also identified a number of priority areas it recommends applicants should consider:


Criterion 1- Need and suitability of activity Describe how you intend to deliver your activities and why these are needed in the proposed location/s.
Word limit- 6000 characters (approx. 900 words)
Criterion 2- Contribution to ILC outcomes Describe how your activity will help to achieve the grant program’s outcomes.
Word limit- 3500 characters (approx. 525 words)
Criterion - Capability of the organisation to deliver Describe how you will implement and manage your activities.
Word limit- 3500 characters (approx. 525 words)

Economic and Community Participation Program

The second grant opportunity is part of the Economic and Community Participation Program, which aims to build the capacity of the community to create opportunities for people with disability to contribute to community prosperity and participate in community life.

Other outcomes include:

  • people with disability reporting increased access to and use of community services and activities

  • people with disability reporting increased social or economic participation

  • people with disability having a greater role in service or activity improvement.

Again, an open competitive selection process will be utilised to determine successful applicants. Applications close on 11.00PM AEDT on Monday 21 October 2019. The minimum funding is $300,000 over three years but no maximum has been identified.

The two streams within the Economic and Community Participation Program are:

Stream 1 Economic Participation

  • build the capacity of people with disability to be active in the economy, particularly through employment

  • support employers to enhance their knowledge and capabilities to employ people with disability.

Stream 2 Social and Community Participation

  • build the capacity of people with disability in arts and cultural activities.

  • build the capacity of people with disability in sport and recreation activities. 

Although the three Selection Criteria address the same requirements as the previous grant opportunity, the word limit is consistent across all three i.e. up to 6000 characters (approx. 900 words) for all selection criteria
 
Criterion 1- Need and suitability of activity Describe how you intend to deliver your activities and why these are needed in the proposed location/s. Word limit - 6000 characters (approx. 900 words)
Criterion 2- Contribution to ILC outcomes Describe how your activity will help to achieve the grant program’s outcomes. Word limit - 6000 characters (approx. 900 words)
Criterion 3- Capability of the organisation to deliver Describe how you will implement and manage your activities. Word limit - 6000 characters (approx. 900 words).
 
Best of luck to everyone applying and remember to read the fine print!