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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:15

New grants program launched for Victorians with disability

The Commission welcomes today’s announcement from the Victorian Government of additional support for people with disability to assert their rights and tackle discrimination.

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.

Have you experienced discrimination?

If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination because of disability, you can call the Commission on 1300 292 153, chat with us online or fill in an online complaint form.

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