Up to $80M is available from ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants to facilitate the rollout of ILC and drive change for people with disability and communities.
ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants
The Australian Government is inviting organisations using an open competitive process to apply to deliver activities under the Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD) – Implementing Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) – ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants in New South Wales (NSW), South Australia (SA) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) from July 2018 to June 2020.
Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) is all about inclusion of people with disability. It is about creating connections between people with disability and their communities. One way the NDIA wants to help create those connections is through providing grants to organisations. The objective of the ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants – NSW-SA-ACT funding round is to facilitate the roll out of ILC in these jurisdictions. This objective will be achieved by funding organisations to implement activities that deliver outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers in each of the following four Activity Areas of the ILC Policy:
- Information, linkages and referrals
- Capacity building for mainstream services
- Community awareness and capacity building
- Individual capacity building.
The NDIA encourages applications from organisations for proven and/or innovative models of delivery across all Activity Areas that increase the independence, social and community participation of people with a disability. The activities funded will meet identified needs and interests of people with disability, and will reflect a contemporary, positive and progressive approach to inclusion.
Up to $80,270,301 (including GST) is available in this grant round. The allocation for each jurisdiction in this round will depend on the number, coverage and quality of applications for that jurisdiction.
There are two levels of grants available:
Grants under $10,000
ILC grants for activities under $10,000 will be for small-scale projects that are potentially one-off. These projects will be based in local communities and will be expected to contribute to the ILC outcomes listed in the ILC Commissioning Framework.
Grants over $10,000
ILC grants for activities over $10,000 will be for projects with proven and/or innovative models and modes of delivery, with a mix of activities funded representing all of the ILC Activity Areas and Focus Areas. The activities will meet identified needs and interests of people with disability, and will reflect a contemporary, positive and progressive approach to inclusion.
You must use the grant to deliver an approved project that meets the aims and objectives of the funded activity as defined in your grant application.
You can use the grant to pay for:
- staff salaries and on-costs that can be directly attributed to the provision of the project in the identified service area or areas as per the Grant Agreement.
- employee training for paid and unpaid staff including Committee and Board members, that is relevant, appropriate and in line with the project (except mainstream staff engaging in mainstream activities).
- operating and administration expenses directly related to the project as per the Grant Agreement, such as:
- rent and outgoings;
- computer/ IT/website/software;
- stationery and printing;
- accounting and auditing;
- travel/accommodation costs; and
- assets as defined in the Grant Agreement terms and conditions that can be reasonably attributed to meeting agreement deliverables, and
- A proportion of the grant funding can be used for evaluation of the funded project to demonstrate delivery of outcomes.
You can only spend grant funds on eligible grant activities as defined in the grant details in your Grant Agreement.
Applications will be assessed against the criteria to ensure public accountability and that they meet Program outcomes.
Organisations must be in one of the following categories to have their application considered:
- Incorporated Associations (incorporated under state/territory legislation, commonly have ‘Association’ or ‘Incorporated’ or ‘Inc.’ in their legal name)
- Incorporated Cooperatives (also incorporated under state/territory legislation, commonly have ‘Cooperative’ in their legal name)
- Companies (incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 – may be a proprietary company (limited by shares) or public companies (limited by shares or by guarantee)
- Aboriginal Corporations (incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006)
- Organisations established through a specific Commonwealth or state/territory legislation (e.g. public benevolent institutions, churches, universities etc.).
- Partnerships and consortia (one organisation will have to nominate as the lead entity)
- Trustees on behalf of a Trust
- State and Territory Governments and their agencies
- Local Governments
Organisations may be, but are not required to be, a registered provider of supports with the NDIA to apply for an ILC Jurisdictional Based Grant.
Applications close 30 November 2017.