Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) – the part of the NDIS that gets very little attention but is absolutely critical if we are ever to get better outcomes for people with disability and their families in this country.
Unlike the rest if the NDIS, ILC doesn’t provide funding to individuals. ILC provides grants to organisations to do things out in the community like provide information and peer support.
The latest ILC grant round has just been announced this week.
This grant round is focused on individual capacity building – and there is about $100 million up for grabs. And this time the grants are for up to three years.
It is great to see that these grants are targeted at organisations run by and for people with disability and their families and are focused on such important things as peer support and mentoring.
These grants also offer organisations the opportunity to apply for funds to build their own organisational capacity so they can keep doing their important work.
We know how important these organisations are to people with disability and their families – they are the trusted sources of information and support for so many people.
The NDIA also announced this week that the next ILC grant rounds will open in early September. These rounds will be focused on and will be focused on:
- building the capacity of mainstream health services and programs to better meet the needs of people with disability and
- increasing the economic and community participation of people with disability.
If you and your organisation are interested you will need to get your skates on – the individual capacity building grant round closes on September 30.