First round of disability funding ends soon

Published 2nd April, 2014 in Family & Community Services

The NSW Government is encouraging people with a disability to apply for grants before the first round of disability funding closes 7 April 2014.

Man in wheelchair on footpath
Man in wheelchair on footpath

The grants are worth up to $5000, and aim to help people with disabilities build their confidence or to communicate within their community.

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka said projects could include going to a public speaking course to increase confidence or creating a support group to share information about moving out of home.

“This initiative is giving people real opportunities to experiment and trial new ways of doing things, and a chance for them to share their learning or experience with others,” he said.

The grants are part of the government’s $5 million My Choice Matters initiative, which the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability is administering.

After 7 April the initiative will offer three more grant rounds this year.

To apply for a grant, contact the My Choice Matters team by phone 1800 144 653, email [email protected] or visit www.mychoicematters.org.au.

Published 2nd April, 2014 in Family & Community Services