The Turnbull Government is making it easier for people with disability to participate in nationally focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said grants of up to $10,000 were available to organisations to help people with disability participate in conferences being held from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
“People with disability in my electorate of Forde can benefit from the grants which will give people the opportunity to attend national events and conferences,” Mr van Manen said.
“The grants are designed to assist conference organisers to support people with disability, including accompanying family members or carers, with costs associated with attending a conference.
“The grants can contribute to costs such as registration fees, travel and accommodation.”
As well as travel needs, the grants can be used to develop accessible materials, employ Auslan interpreters, or offer assistive computer devices, software, aids and appliances.
“I encourage local organisations to apply for the grant, to help people with disability better participate in national conferences.”
The National Disability Conference Initiative promotes inclusive and accessible communities as part of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
The National Disability Conference Initiative can provide more people with disability in Forde with the opportunity to engage in national conversations that affect them, allowing them to participate as equal citizens in their local community.
Applications close at 2PM (AEDT) on March 20, 2018.
To apply for a grant or for more information on the National Disability Conference Initiative grant round, visit the Australian Government Community Grants Hub at www.communitygrants.gov.au