Current and Future Funding Opportunities

The NDIA is changing the approach to how Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) funding is invested. This will help ensure ILC builds the capacity of individuals and communities to be more inclusive and accessible.

The NDIA will announce information about funding opportunities on the NDIS website and here in the ILC Toolkit.

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You can read more about the new investment approach on the ILC Funding page.


National Information Program Grant Round 

The National Information Program (NIP) is the first funding stream from the ILC Investment Strategy, which updates ILC investment to focus on a mix of funding models, scaleability of programs and increased evaluation to ensure ILC delivers on its purpose: more people with disability contributing to actively leading, shaping and influencing their community. 

The NIP will increase the accessibility, quality and consistency of information about disability types, current services and support options available to people with disability, carers and families. 

There is up to $51 million available for the period FY2019-20 through to FY 2021022 for the National Information Program. 

Organisations will be able to apply for funding from $300,000, with no upper limit, across the period 2019 to 2022.

Information produced through the grant round will be shared by Local Area Coordinators and the Agency's new network of organisations run by people with disability and their families (DPFOs).

Submissions open 9.00am (AEDT 5 April 2019 and close 11.00pm (AEDT) 10 May 2019.

More information about making a submission and guidelines can be found at the DSS Community Grants Hub website (external)

Economic Participation Grant Round

The Economic Participation of People with Disability grant round builds the capacity of businesses and organisations to employ people with disability through community engagement, improved resources and training. 

This grant round is now closed. 

When available, outcomes will be posted on the Funded Projects section of the ILC Toolkit

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Disabled Peoples and Families Organisations Grant Round

Outcomes of this grant round are available on the Funded Projects section of the ILC Toolkit

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ILC funding Resources

ILC Funded Projects

Grants being delivered from July 2018 include 160 projects across three grant streams:

Information about these grant rounds and the 2017 - 2018 Round 1 National Readiness Grants and 2017 - 2018 ACT Jurisdictional-based Grants are included below.


Just over $28 million over two years has been allocated to deliver 43 ILC National Readiness (Round 2) activities across Australia. Activities funded through this grant round align with the ILC Activity Area One – Information, linkages and referrals.

ILC National Readiness Grants (Round 2) (DOCX 61KB).

ILC National Readiness Grants (Round 2) (PDF)

More than $28.5 million over two years has been allocated to deliver 104 ILC Jurisdictional Based grants (Round 2) in NSW, SA and ACT. Fifty-five activities will be delivered in NSW, 32 in SA and 17 in ACT. The recipients of the ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants for each jurisdiction can be found below:


Just over $14 million was allocated to deliver ILC National Readiness activities across Australia in Round 1 and up to $3 million was made available in 2017-18 to deliver ILC in the ACT through the Jurisdictional Based Grant Round 1. The recipients of grant funding for both these grants are listed on the NDIS website.

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