The latest funding round for Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) opened yesterday and the funding available is greater than any previous round.
Focused on Jurisdictional Grants in ACT, NSW & SA, this round will make $80 million available over two years. The lions share of about $62m will go to NSW with SA receiving just over $14m and the ACT just under $4m.
While DSC welcomes the announcement of this larger round, the funding granted to ILC this year will still fall well below the allocated budget of $131 million. We echo the recommendations of the recent Productivity Commission report that the full ILC budget should be allocated during each year of NDIS transition.
The objective of the ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants funding round is to facilitate the roll out of ILC in these jurisdictions only. This objective will be achieved by funding organisations to implement activities that deliver outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers across all four Activity Areas of the ILC Policy:
Information, linkages and referrals
Capacity building for mainstream services
Community awareness and capacity building
Individual capacity building.
The priorities for this ILC grant opportunity are activities that:
build innovative ways to increase independence, social and community participation of people with disability;
are person-centred and focus on outcomes;
utilise and build on organisations’ local knowledge of communities and the challenges for inclusion faced by people with disability;
meet the diversity of needs and cohorts of people with disability, as outlined in the ILC Focus Areas; and
inform the development of models of good practice to deliver ILC outcomes.
Grant Applications close 30th November.
Click here to see the full grant details
DSC will share its insights into successful ILC approaches to support the many organisations wanting to understand this ILC opportunity. We are opening registrations to a second session of our ILC Webinar and Q&A with DSC Director, Roland Naufal (details below)