16 November Get a head start on your ILC funding application! November 16, 2018 By Kris Murphy Sector Development 0 Jurisdictional Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant funding round has been announced for Western Australia. Click here to learn more. This funding grant round is managed by the WA government through an Expression of Interest Process whereby select applicants will be asked to enter into negotiation. This round is funded across three bands: up to $50,000 for smaller projects up to $150,000 for medium projects more than $150,000 for large scale projects Applications need to align with one or more of the following 4 Priority Areas outlined below. Priority Area 1: Building the capacity of organisations delivering recreational pursuits and activities to provide inclusive services. Priority Area 2: Building the capacity of people with disability to engage in meaningful employment. Priority Area 3: Employers are provided with information and tools to employ people with disability. Priority Area 4 Building awareness and capacity within communities of the contributions of people with disability. Priority Areas 2 and 3 are concerned with employment and as such not of relevance to ECI service providers. The most relevant area for ECI services are: Priority Area 1 prioritises recreational pursuits and activities, and Priority Area 4 focuses on awareness raising and capacity building activities in the community. Principles noted in the Funding Grant In addition to the principles discussed in the ILC Toolkit, the Grant Funding Round sets out broad criteria for applications which we have identified and expanded on below: Applications are reflective of community needs and reach particular groups of people with disability; Applications are developed on co-design principles with people with disabilities and their family as equal partners in the planning, delivery and/or evaluation of activities; The proposed model and resources are adaptable and scalable to other communities and purposes; Are sustainable beyond the lifecycle of the grant. Focus on regional and remote areas; and Leverage from past or present initiatives. All of this means that you need a strong evidence base including community consultation and feedback from partner agencies in government as well as child and family services. It takes time and if you have a good idea about a need in your community you can start laying the groundwork now. Successful Applications from ILC Grant Round 2 Successful projects were delivered in partnership in order to reach a larger group and focused on the bigger picture of inclusion and capacity building rather than focusing on service delivery. These projects focused on self-advocacy and peer networks for evidenced groups of people with disability in specific communities. There are a number of insightful examples of projects that have been funded in Grant Round 2, take a look below: Australian Capital Territory New South Wales South Australia >Further context The Minister has recently announced that Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) who have partnered with National Disability Services (NDS) Queensland have been awarded 2.8 million to assist local organisations, including people with disability, to get ready for ILC opportunities in 2019-20 and beyond. Click here for the press release. ILC National Readiness Grants are separate and concurrent with the Jurisdictional Grants. The last round was announced on 27 November 2017. Click here for details. The purpose of the National Readiness Projects are to: build the capacity and readiness of organisations and the community to operate within a nationally consistent approach to ILC; and build the foundations required to deliver ILC activities on a national scale. Related Funding boost for inclusion in remote Australia. Monash University seeks fathers of children living with disability to assist their research Winners announced for the IFCP Grant The ECIA NSW/ACT Innovation in Family Centred Practice (IFCP) Grant opened on Tuesday 13th of March 2018. Members of ECIA NSW/ACT providing Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in NSW were able to apply. The closing date for applications was Monday 9th of April 2018. The IFCP Grant received an overwhelming response from the sector with a total of 18 applications received from early childhood services across NSW. There was an excellent spread of large and small organisations from metropolitan, rural, regional and remote areas of the state, and there were many excellent applications, which made the job of the assessment panel particularly challenging! Innovative boost for students with disability in remote Queensland As part of the Queensland governments Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Mediasphere and NeoRehab have been awarded funding to develop interactive educational services. ECIA NSW/ACT 2017 Annual Report The 2017 Annual Report is now available. Click here to view or download the 2017 Annual Report. Click here to view or download the 2017 Financial Statements. NSW Early Childhood Partners Announced Announcement of Early Childhood Partners The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has announced the appointment of our new Early Childhood Partners in NSW Six organisations have been appointed to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach as Early Childhood Partners in NSW. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.