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Get a head start on your ILC funding application!

 

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:

>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.

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