$36 million to support disability employment and community participation
More than 160 organisations across Australia will share in $36 million to run projects to improve the employment prospects of people with disability and increase participation of people with disability in community activities.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said we must work toward the goal for an inclusive society that enables all Australians to gain and maintain employment.
“$17 million will help improve the job readiness and employment skills of people with disability, and build the capability of employers and organisations to employ more people with disability,” Minister Ruston said.
“A further $19.3 million will fund projects to help make sure more people with disability, their families and carers are included in community activities.”
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Linda Reynolds said these grants showcase the continued commitment of the Morrison Government to provide the best support available for Australians with disability going forward.
“The purpose of these grants is to assist more people with disability into work and enjoy improved access to community and mainstream services,” Minister Reynolds said.
“The grants will help to increase and enable participation for all Australians with disability in their local community, including NDIS participants.”
The investment is being delivered under the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants program. The list of successful applicants is available on The Community Grants Hub website.