The winners of the second round of National and Jurisdictional ILC grants have been announced at last, with a total of 147 projects funded over the next two years.
For the National grants, a little over $28 million has been awarded for 43 individual projects. Grants range in size from $173,000 to just under $2 million. Interestingly, just over a third of projects have nominated just one state as their initial coverage area:
Multiple jurisdictions: 7
All grants will focus on delivering against Key ILC Activity Area 1 – Provision of information, linkages and referrals. The average grant size for the 5 one year projects is $368,552. The average grant size for the 38 two year projects is $704,349.
Focus areas include:
Disability specific groups: 20
All people with disability: 9
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities: 3
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: 3
Psychosocial Disability: 3
Gender specific: 1
Hard to reach communities: 1
Rural and Remote: 1
The most exciting news is that at least half of these successful projects will be breaking new ground while the remainder are focussing on enhancing or expanding pre-existing initiatives. Online platforms feature strongly in many projects.
View the full list at ILC National Readiness Grants (Round 2)
As with the National grants, just over $28 million has been allocated to Jurisdictional grants. However, the average grant size is much smaller, with the $28 million being divided up amongst nearly triple the number of projects, with a total of 104 projects funded across:
The average grant size for one year projects is $90,062. The average grant size for projects over two years is $351,669. Grants range in size from to $10,000 to $1.4 million.
The full lists of successful applicants are available below:
NSW ILC Jurisdictional Based Grant recipients
SA ILC Jurisdictional Based Grant recipients
ACT ILC Jurisdictional Based Grant recipients
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.
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