Capital grants for Australian Disability Enterprises
The Australian Government has awarded more than $500,000 to 27 organisations providing supported employment to people with disability to help strengthen their businesses.
Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas said that the Capital Fund for Australian Disability Enterprises would encourage broader skill development and wider career options for people with disability, and provide an opportunity for these businesses to expand into new business lines.
“Australian Disability Enterprises give people with disability the chance to participate in work, to experience the sense of fulfilment and satisfaction that employment offers, to meet new friends and to become more financially independent,” Senator McLucas said.
“We want every Australian, including people with disability, to achieve their best in life, to develop skills and gain experience, and to have the confidence to dream big and believe in themselves.
“These organisations provide the opportunity for people with disability to do just that.”
The Capital Fund delivered a strong outcome for Australian Disability Enterprises in regional and remote Australia employing fewer than 100 people.
Successful organisations will use the funding for machinery for green waste disposal, commercial laundry and kitchen equipment, specialist food processing technology and other items.
Australian Disability Enterprises employ about 20,000 people with moderate to severe disability throughout Australia. They provide products and services across a wide variety of industries, including design, printing and packaging, manufacturing, laundry and landscaping.
For more information go to www.fahcsia.gov.au
A list of recipients is below.
|State||Organisation Name||Amount of Capital Fund|
|NSW||Challenge Southern Highlands Inc||$20,000|
|Challenge Tweed Inc||$15,650|
|Katia Project Inc||$19,699|
|Lambing Flat Enterprises||$20,000|
|Macleay Options Inc||$19,700|
|Multi-Task Human Resource Foundation Limited||$20,000|
|Ningana Enterprises Inc||$19,100|
|NOVA Employment and Training Program Inc||$12,011|
|The Ascent Group||$16,100|
|The Westhaven Association||$20,000|
|Valmar Support Services Limited||$20,000|
|Willing & Able Foundation Ltd||$20,000|
|Qld||Bundaberg Skills Centre Inc.||$17,991|
|South Burnett CTC Inc||$20,000|
|SA||Finding Workable Solutions Inc.||$20,000|
|Tas||Plane Tree Studio Incorporated||$20,000|
|Vic||ASTERIA Services Inc||$20,000|
|Christie Centre Inc||$16,752|
|Moonya Community Services Inc||$20,000|
|Murray Human Services Inc (Swan Hill)||$17,000|
|Vantage Inc. (Item 1.)||$16,000|
|Vantage Inc. (Item 2.)||$4,000|
|Bendigo Access Employment Inc||$20,000|
|Colac Adult and Community Education Inc (Item 1.)||$11,325|
|Colac Adult and Community Education Inc (Item 2.)||$7,500|
|Wimmera UnitingCare – The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Victoria)||$20,000|