What is the ILC Individual Capacity Building Program?

The ILC Individual Capacity Building (ICB) Program is an initiative that will provide people with disability the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights. The ICB Program will achieve this by enabling systematic access to peer support, mentoring and other skills building for people with disability, carers and families, to develop their individual capacity. This could include activities that empower a person to be independent and to engage in social, economic and community life.

 

Objective

The objectives of the Individual Capacity Building Program are to ensure:

  • People with disability have the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights through an increase in:
    • skills and capacity
    • motivation, confidence and empowerment to act
    • participation and contribution to community.
  • Disabled Peoples Organisations and Families Organisations are strengthened in their capability to deliver services for people with a disability through:
    • improving the organisation’s capacity and ability to deliver the organisation’s mission and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building in the community.

 

Funding

There are two streams of funding available:

  • Individual Capacity Building – activities that build the capacity of people with disability by ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to participate and contribute to community, and speak up for themselves. Proposed activities must be for the benefit of people with disability.
  • Organisational Capacity Building – activities that improve the ability of Disabled Peoples Organisations and Families Organisations to achieve and strengthen their organisational mission and to deliver Information, Linkages and Capacity Building in the community.

This grant opportunity has a total of $85 million (GST excl.) available for projects up to two years. Funding will be prioritised to regions, cohorts and organisations that were not funded in the Individual Capacity Building Program 2019-2020. Funding will further be prioritised to those
organisations who were successful in the 12-month interim Disabled Peoples and Families Organisations funding round but unsuccessful in the Individual Capacity Building Program 2019-2020.

Category 1: Disabled Peoples Organisation

A Disabled Peoples Organisation is eligible to apply for either a large Individual Capacity Building grant or a small Individual Capacity Building grant. A Disabled Peoples Organisation is also able to apply for an Organisational Capacity Building grant.

  • Small Individual Capacity Building – $10,000 to $25,000 (GST excl.) per year
  • Large Individual Capacity Building – $100,000 to $500,000 (GST excl.) per year
  • Organisational Capacity Building – $5,000 to $50,000 (GST excl.) per year

Category 2: Family Organisation

A Family Organisation is eligible to apply for either a large Individual Capacity Building grant or a small Individual Capacity Building grant. A Family Organisation is also able to apply for an Organisational Capacity Building grant.

  • Small Individual Capacity Building – $10,000 to $25,000 (GST excl.) per year
  • Large Individual Capacity Building – $100,000 to $500,000 (GST excl.) per year
  • Organisational Capacity Building – $5,000 to $50,000 (GST excl.) per year

Category 3: Priority Cohort Led Organisation

A Priority Cohort Led Organisation is eligible to apply for either a large Individual Capacity Building grant or a small Individual Capacity Building grant.

  • Small Individual Capacity Building – $10,000 to $25,000 (GST excl.) per year
  • Large Individual Capacity Building – $100,000 to $500,000 (GST excl.) per year

The National Disability Insurance Agency reserves the right to increase or decrease the overall amount of funding available in this funding round and to alter the indicative allocations between organisation types, based on the quantity and quality of applications received.

 

Eligible Activities

Individual Capacity Building activities must:

  • be developed and delivered in collaboration with people with disability
  • be for the primary and direct benefit of people with disability
  • build the knowledge, skills and confidence of people with disability to set and achieve their goals.

Organisational Capacity Building activities must:

  • improve the ability of Disabled Peoples Organisations and Disabled Family Organisations to deliver both their organisational mission and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building in their community.

If applying to deliver Organisational Capacity Building activities applicants must also apply to deliver Individual Capacity Building activities.

Eligible Individual Capacity Building activities may include:

  • Peer-led support groups for people with disability, including new or existing peer-to-peer programs such as peer support in the adoption, selection and utilising of adaptive technology.
  • Peer-led support groups for parents, carers and siblings of people with disability, which directly impact people with a disability.
  • Leadership and professional development activities (individual or group based).
  • Skill building activities, which may include:
    • Supporting greater uptake of self-management of National Disability Insurance Scheme funded or other mainstream supports.
    • Improving awareness of quality of service provision and supporting people to check and report on the quality of services.
    • Building autonomy over one’s life including developing and enjoying choice making, and speaking for one’s self.
    • Activities that support people with a disability to increase their capacity to exercise their rights by helping people to build confidence to voice concerns, access information, resolve issues or improve their ability to make choices. Enable people to speak up for themselves.
    • Building connection to community, both place-based and communities of interest by improving knowledge and skills in respectful relationships, social connectedness, circles of support, micro-boards, communication accessibility, volunteerism, leadership or
      professional development or other personal development skills.
  • New or innovative supports or services led by people with disability, for families or carers of people with disability. This may include building skills and knowledge about evidence-based support practices, self-management, supportive decision- making, establishing and maintaining
    circles of support, innovative living options or inclusive work practices.
  • Scaling and extending the scope and/or coverage of previously funded Individual Capacity Building activities, which have demonstrated effective outcomes.
  • Activities that support and build the confidence of students with additional needs to participate in mainstream educational settings.
  • Upholding best practice, strengthening and supporting families and children in inclusive early years settings including:
    • helping families to make well informed decisions
    • assisting expectant families and new parents with contemporary disability information
    • proactive interaction with mainstream supports

Eligible Organisational Capacity Building activities must directly relate to the project, must not replicate previously funded activities, and may include:

  • Upskilling or training of existing or potential staff, volunteers or committee/board members to improve their leadership and governance capability.
  • Developing and delivering strategies or activities to involve people with disabilities and/or families and carers in organisational decision-making (e.g. staff recruitment, board and management committee positions).
  • Developing and delivering strategies and activities to support the transfer of skills and knowledge between board members with and without disability.
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships/collaborations with other organisations to share resources or partner in program delivery.
  • Delivering organisational efficiencies by improving organisational systems or processes (e.g. new member communication system).
  • Strengthening the quality of organisational activities, including a risk management framework.
  • Developing and strengthening strategies to upskill the organisation or parts to better function.
  • Developing organisational strategy and outlook, such as a needs analysis to understand emerging priorities.

 

Eligible Applicants

To apply for funding under the ILC Individual Capacity Building Program your organisation must be one of the following three categories of organisations:

  • Category 1: Disabled Peoples Organisation
  • Category 2: Family Organisation
  • Category 3: Priority Cohort Led Organisation

To be eligible for the ILC Individual Capacity Building Program you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN), or be willing to obtain one prior to the execution of the grant agreement
  • be registered, or willing to register for the purposes of GST if your income turnover as a result of a successful grant will exceed the threshold defined by the Australian Tax Office
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution
  • have public liability insurance cover for the duration of the project.

You must also be one of the following legal entity types:

  • A Company
  • An Incorporated Association
  • An Indigenous Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
  • A Cooperative
  • A Local Government entity, only as an auspicor of a Disabled Peoples Organisation or Family Organisation.
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity, only as an auspicor of a Disabled Peoples Organisation or Family Organisation.

Non-legal entities, such as unincorporated associations, may apply through an auspice arrangement with another organisation if the lead organisation is an eligible legal entity.

 

Timing

Applications close 06 May 2020.

 

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