Funding for 2015-16 met the objective of funding not-for-profit organisations to support programs that looked at ways to increase social and community participation. With the Agency moving towards an open grant process for information linkages and capacity building, a number of projects also looked at raising awareness of available resources to support increased participation.
Programs were also funded to assist organisations realign their current activities to increase their focus on inclusion. The Agency ensured the funded projects also supported organisations to prepare for the upcoming open grants process for ILC.
There are other grants awarded by the Agency during 2015-16 for Local Area Coordination (LAC), although these grants are operated and awarded under a separate LAC program. The Agency also provides grants under the School Leaver Employment Services (SLES) grants program and Remote Community Disability Workers grants program.
To provide funding to not-for-profit and community organisations to assist them to increase social and community participation for people with disability.
- Grants to not-for-profit and community organisations to increase social and community participation for people with disability.
Key performance indicators
- Community inclusion and capacity development activities undertaken by the Agency.
Expenses for the CICD grants component of Program 1.2 increased in 2015-16 as existing trial sites expanded in accordance with the bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments and a new site established in the Nepean Blue Mountains region of Western Sydney.
From 2016-17 onwards the Agency will be transitioning to full Scheme which will see a significant increase in both eligible cohorts and the geographic coverage of the Scheme. CICD grant expenses will be tailored to meet the needs of the local community and will increase in line with the expanded coverage of the Scheme.
|Grant recipient||Purpose||Grants Program||Value
|Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation Inc.||Increase the number of people with cognitive disability sitting on boards, committees and advisory groups within government, service providers and community organisations at a local, state and national level.||CICD||$48 990|
|Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation||Raise awareness of available disability and health supports, identify training gaps, identify other community service needs, identify and encourage the entrance of new disability service providers.||CICD||$90 000|
|Arlpwe Artists Aboriginal Corporation||To use the medium of art to engage with three remote Indigenous communities, improve understanding of the Scheme and promote community.||CICD||$20 000|
|Barkly Regional Arts Inc.||Sponsorship of Desert Harmony Festival to promote the Scheme in the wider Indigenous community.||CICD||$65 000|
|Community Services Directorate-ACT Government||Support not-for-profit organisations in the ACT to provide community supports for people with disability and adjust to the new disability services environment.||CICD||$1 304 406|
|DADAA Limited (trading as DADAA)||Develop a cost effective arts workshop program for hostel residents who experience severe and persistent psychosocial disability and additional barriers to their inclusion in community and social life.||CICD||$59 518|
|Deakin University||Health Interface project to examine and mitigate boundaries that exist between the disability and health sectors. The project will help to increase the understanding of the health sector on the NDIS, the legislative framework of the NDIS and key NDIS concepts including reasonable and necessary supports.||CICD||$148 500|
|Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care-NSW Government||Support not-for-profit organisations in NSW to provide community supports for people with disability in the new expanded disability services environment.||CICD||$1 723 379|
|Department of Health and Human Services-Victorian Government||Support Victorian Government disability programs to work effectively in the new disability services environment.||CICD||$700 000|
|Early Childhood Intervention Victorian Chapter (trading as ECIA Victorian Chapter)||Development of Early Childhood Early Intervention outcomes framework.||CICD||$40 000|
|Early Childhood Intervention Australia||To support service providers to work with families to develop their capacity to enhance their child’s learning and development (aged 0 to 8 years in SA) which may delay or prevent the need for ongoing specialist disability funded supports.||CICD||$250 000|
|Early Childhood Early Intervention Australia||To expand an existing Regional Development Australia project to enable rural and remote families to develop capacity to enhance their child’s learning and development which may delay or prevent the need for ongoing specialist disability funded supports.||CICD||$100 000|
|Employers Making a Difference||Develop and implement an Access and Inclusion Index that will assist businesses to understand effective access and inclusion for people with disability.||CICD||$110 000|
|Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat)||Develop an alternate approach to engaging the homeless and those living in Supported Residential Services (including those who do not recognise their own disability or maintain evidence of disability).||CICD||$150 000|
|Hawkesbury Early Childhood Intervention Services Inc||Enable families to develop capacity to enhance their child’s learning and development which may delay or prevent the need for ongoing specialist disability funded supports.||CICD||$170 000|
|Independent Living Centres WA Inc||Upgrade and make available to the general public a database providing advice on assistive technology options.||CICD||$122 400|
|Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation||Improve Agency engagement with this remote Indigenous community.||CICD||$90 000|
|Julia Farr Association Inc (trading as JFA Purple Orange)||NDIS capability and confidence workshops.||CICD||$41 879|
|Julia Farr Housing Association Inc.||Arrange open-house exhibitions of contemporary housing designed for people with disability so that accommodation options can be considered by people with disability and their families.||CICD||$46 200|
|Lapstone Preschool Kindergarten Association Inc||Enable families to develop capacity to enhance their child’s learning and development which may delay or prevent the need for ongoing specialist disability funded supports.||CICD||$187 500|
|Lifestart Cooperative Limited||Enable families to develop capacity to enhance their child’s learning and development which may delay or prevent the need for ongoing specialist disability funded supports.||CICD||$187 500|
|Mundaring Arts Centre||Promote community inclusion and access for people with disability into mainstream community based creative activities.||CICD||$61 850|
|National Disability Services Ltd||Establish Ticket-to-Work employment network and resources to support the employment aspirations of school leavers with disability.||CICD||$50 000|
|Papulu Apparr-Kari Aboriginal Corporation||Development of Scheme engagement tools.||CICD||$90 000|
|Peedac Pty Ltd||Increase the engagement and registration of people with disability in the Perth Hills trial site with a focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.||CICD||$50 000|
|Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Australia (Inc. in Victoria)||Develop a community resource to assist in the better understanding, responses and management of people with Prader Willi Syndrome.||CICD||$30 000|
|Print Handicapped Radio||Broadcast information about the Scheme to people who are unable to use printed materials.||CICD||$39 340|
|SDN Child and Family Services Pty Ltd||CICD||$55 000|
|Social Ventures Australia Ltd||Development of a capacity building toolkit to support the transformation of the disability sector to the new disability services environment including a National Disability Insurance Scheme.||CICD||$450 000|
|Summer Foundation Ltd||Research best practice in the provision of housing that meets the needs of people with complex support needs to provide options for young people currently residing in residential aged care facilities.||CICD||$76 873|
|Therapy Focus||Develop and implement training program to therapists and Allied Health professionals in the disability sector to improve toilet training and associated skills.||CICD||$36 026|
|Tullawon Health Service Inc||To promote the Scheme in remote Indigenous communities to encourage increased NDIS access and pre-planning by Indigenous children in remote communities.||CICD||$80 000|
|Uniting NSW.ACT trading as Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW)||Provide housing facilitation and matching service for people with disability.||CICD||$100 000|
|The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.) trading as UnitingCare Community||Early Childhood Intervention services in Townsville and Charters Towers.||CICD||$270 774|
|Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation||Development of NDIS engagement tools.||CICD||$25 000|
|VALID-The Victorian Advocacy League for individuals with Disability Incorporated||Determine best practice for the supporters of people with disability to support decision making by people with impaired decision making.||CICD||$446 132|
|Young People in Nursing Homes Alliance||Establish a mechanism for formal engagement with mainstream service providers (Health, Housing, Aged Care, Education and Justice) to work collaboratively with the National Disability Insurance Agency and improve their member provider’s capacity to include people with disability.||CICD||$77 033|
|Youth Network of Tasmania||Development of youth advisory network framework.||CICD||$23 930|