Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan, launched the $2.15 million Disability Advocacy Futures Grants program, which will give those with disability an opportunity to have their voices heard.
Groups and organisations are invited to apply for the grants to deliver initiatives that will strengthen the sector and empower Victorians with disability.
The program will give Victorians with disability access to an advocate when they need it, regardless of where they live.
A total of $1 million will be allocated to projects in regional and rural Victoria to respond to increased demand under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Disability advocacy is a key part of the Victoria’s disability plan, Absolutely Everyone, with the Victorian Budget 2018–19 providing an additional $4.3 million over two years for disability advocacy.
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