Applications Open For Disability Self-Help Grants
Applications are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s Self-Help Grants program, which supports people with a disability, their carers and families.
Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, Gabrielle Williams, today encouraged all Victorian disability self-help groups to apply for the grants.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to:
- Strengthen the capacity of people with a disability to live independently in their own community and actively participate in community activities
- Support members to make informed decisions about their own lives
- Encourage a network of community peer support and information exchange for people with a disability and their families/carers
- Increase opportunities to provide information and education of people with a disability.
Grant funding is provided to cover a group’s general expenses and running costs, as well as minor works and equipment.
The Disability Self-Help Grants are open from Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 and will close on Wednesday, 21 October, 2015.
Guidelines and application forms are available on the Department of Health & Human Services web site: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disabilityselfhelp
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams
“The vision of the Andrews Labor Government is for people with a disability to have access to the same experiences and opportunities as people without a disability.”
“The Disability Self-Help Grants program provides support for the fantastic volunteer groups that are helping to improve the lives of Victorians with disabilities every day.”
“I encourage all disability self-help groups to apply for funding to support their valuable work.”