$10M fund for projects that will contribute to the development of an NDIS and help to prepare people with disability, their families and carers, the disability services workforce and disability service organisations for significant change.



73 innovative projects have received funding from the Practical Design Fund (PDF). These projects will give individuals and organisations the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of the NDIS. It will also help prepare people with disability, their families and carers, the disability sector and workforce for the changes in how people choose and access disability supports under the NDIS.

The projects include innovative and new approaches that will:

  • assist people with the transition to individualised and/or self-directed funding
  • support people with disability to exercise choice and control
  • support the growth and skilling of the disability workforce, and
  • help transition disability service organisations to an NDIS environment, including providing person-centered support and managing individualised funding arrangements.
Ability Options$78,400
Ability Technology Ltd$141,380
ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy$90,200
Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia$68,000
Association for Children with a Disability$345,000
Autism Qld$56,828
Brain Injury Australia$440,235
Calvary Silver Circle$92,780
Carpentaria Disability Service$172,000
Centre for Disability Studies$152,600
Cooloola Human Services Network$62,500
Cootharinga North Queensland$249,543
Deakin University$127,032
Disability Advocacy Network of Australia$123,480
Endeavour Foundation$158,639
Endeavour Foundation$165,000
Endeavour Foundation$116,478
Epilepsy Foundation VIC$124,000
Epilepsy Foundation Victoria$123,800
Family Planning Association$129,954
Future by Design$192,625
Gitana Holdings$57,455
Golden City Support Services$57,639
Housing Resource and Support Service$183,400
Illawarra Disability Trust$197,000
Inclusion Melbourne$34,710
Instinct and Reason$280,000
Integrated Living$94,574
Integrated Living Australia$95,574
Interwork Ltd$41,500
Interwork Ltd$16,450
Julia Farr$107,400
Julia Farr$126,000
Lamp Inc$56,550
Latrobe Community Health Services$309,958
Life Without Barriers$26,061
Lumin Collaborative$128,300
Lumin Collaborative$21,600
Marillac Ltd$70,288
Media Access Australia$45,863
Mental Illness Fellowship Vic$509,100
MJD Foundation$185,000
Monash University$127,678
Motivation Austrlalia Development Organisation$109,494
My Place (WA)$11,000
National Rural Health Alliance$77,000
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability$31,653
Occupational Therapy Australia$68,181
Perth Home Care Services$19,803
Physical Disability Council of NSW$83,998
Queensland Alliance for Mental Health$106,477
Radius Disability Services$72,000
Richmond PRA$168,350
RMIT University$166,304
RMIT University$111,100
Scope Vic$124,500
South Coast Home Modifications$51,615
Southern Cross University$77,650
Speak Out Association of Tasmania$72,733
St Laurence Community Services$86,267
Summer Foundation$72,092
Uniting Care$104,528
University of Melbourne$122,405
University of Melbourne$157,801
University of South Australia$197,282
University of Sydney$103