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ILC Economic and Community Participation Program - Social and Community Participation

ClosedGrant Closed: 8th of December 2020 - 11:00 pm Value: $20,000 to $350,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Social Services Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=2547d40f-cb5d-471b-a6bf-d2ec5701281e

The aim of this grant opportunity is that people with disability, their families and carers are supported to participate in, contribute to and benefit from the same community activities as everyone else. The Social and Community Participation stream provides for inclusive practices to create opportunities for people with disability to participate in community life, with a focus on arts,culture, sport and recreation. The grant round seeks to support community inclusion for people with disability, their families and carers during the current COVID-19 restrictive social environment and through recovery support to reengage in community participation as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.Service models should consider sustainability of services beyond the current pandemic and be able to be scaled up or down in the event of future disasters.

Funding is available in this grant opportunity via two categories:

  1. Small Grant ($20,000 to $50,000) for organisations working at a place-based level (for example, a defined geographical area within a state or territory)
  2. Large Grant ($100,000 to $350,000) for organisations seeking to impact broader systemic change or create large-scaleopportunities for community inclusion state and territory wide, across multiple states and territories or nationally

The following community settings are in scope for the Social and Community Participation grant opportunity:

  • local government
  • civic participation (i.e. boards, charities, volunteer organisations groups)
  • community groups (i.e. neighbourhood houses, men’s sheds, scouts, girl guides)
  • sporting clubs and associationsarts groups and programs
  • health and wellbeing groupsinformal community networks, clubs or groups (i.e. parent networks, Neighbourhood Watch groups)
  • emergency services volunteer organisations.
Last Updated: 4th of November 2020
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