The Turnbull Government is making it easier for people with disability to participate in nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.
Federal Member Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, said grants of up to $10,000 are available to organisations to help people with disability participate in conferences being held from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
“People with disability in Dunkley can benefit from the grants, which will give people the opportunity to attend national events and conferences,” Mr Crewther said.
The grants are designed to assist conference organisers to support people with disability, including accompanying family members or carers, with costs associated with attending a conference. The grants can contribute to costs such as registration fees, travel and accommodation.
“As well as travel needs, the grants can be used to develop accessible materials, employ Auslan interpreters, or offer assistive computer devices, software, aids and appliances,” Mr Crewther said.
“I encourage local organisations to apply for the grant, to help people with disability better participate in national conferences.”
The National Disability Conference Initiative promotes inclusive and accessible communities as part of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
“The National Disability Conference Initiative can provide more people with disability in Dunkley the opportunity to engage in national conversations that affect them, allowing them to participate as equal citizens in the Dunkley community,” Mr Crewther said.
Applications close at 2PM (AEDT) on 20 March 2018.
To apply for a grant or for more information on the National Disability Conference Initiative grant round, go to Australian Government Community Grants Hub at www.communitygrants.gov.au