Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Applications open for Disability Self-Help Grants

Victorian self-help groups working in the disability sector are encouraged to apply for the Disability Self-Help Grants, a program offering up to $10,000 in funding over two years.

The Disability Self-Help Grants are provided to support volunteer groups that are helping to improve the lives of Victorians with disabilities by covering general expenses and running costs, as well as minor works and equipment.

Grants 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.

Applications for the Disability Self-Help Grants are open until Wednesday, 21 October, 2015.

Guidelines and application forms are available on the Department of Health and Human Services website