Deadline: 21 October 2019
The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) activities under Outcome 1.2 – Community Inclusion and Capacity Development Grants nationally for up to three years from 2019-20.
The Economic and Community Participation (ECP) Program aims to build the capacity of the community to create opportunities for people with disability to contribute to community prosperity and participate in community life.
The objective of this ECP grant round is to improve the economic and community participation of people with disability across Australia.
This grant round aims to fund projects which provide a catalyst for increasing access and inclusion in economic and community participation for people with disability across Australia. There are two streams under the ECP Program within this grant round.
Building from the interim ILC Economic Participation of People with Disability Grant Round 2019-20, the Economic Participation stream will focus on initiatives that create pathways to employment and drive more inclusive practices by employers. This also includes recognising the value of volunteering as providing a pathway to employment for people with disability, their families and carers.
- Stream 1: Economic Participation stream
- Sector based initiatives to create pathways to employment and drive inclusive practices for people with disability to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity.
- Economic Participation for this grant round has a particular focus on:
- building the capacity of people with disability to be active in the economy, particularly through employment.
- supporting employers to enhance their knowledge and capabilities to employ people with disability.
- Stream 2: Social and Community Participation stream
- Inclusive practices to create opportunities for people with disability to participate in community life, with a focus on arts, culture, sport and recreation.
- Social and Community Participation for this grant round has a particular focus on enabling participation in two aspects of community life:
- Arts and cultural activities.
- Sport and recreation activities.
- This grant round will build the capacity of the community to create opportunities for people with disability to contribute to economic and community prosperity and participate in community life.
- The NDIA seeks applications that outline evidence-based, innovative models and modes of delivery, based on the needs of the proposed target cohort/s, which align with the grant purpose, and that will contribute to the following ILC outcomes:
- People with disability participate in and benefit from the same community activities as everyone else.
- People with disability actively contribute to leading, shaping and influencing their community.
- The specific outcomes for the ECP Program include:
- people with disability reporting increased access to and use of community services and activities
- people with disability reporting increased social or economic participation
- people with disability having a greater role in service or activity improvement
- The NDIA has allocated a total of $58 million (GST exclusive) of funding for the Economic and Community Participation Grant Program over three years.
- A total of $30 million (GST exclusive) is available over three years for this grant round. Minimum funding amount that applicants can apply for is $100,000 per year (or $300,000 over three years).
- The NDIA reserves the right to increase or decrease the overall amount of funding available in this funding round based on the quantity and quality of applications received.
- The ECP is a national program. To support consistency and equity in delivering the activity for all eligible Australians. Applicants can apply to deliver activities nationally,across multiple jurisdictions, state-based or in particular regions or local areas.
Eligible entity types
The NDIA can only provide funding to an organisation that is a legal entity. Non-legal entities, specifically Unincorporated Associations, may work with other organisations through a consortia or auspice arrangement to submit an ILC grant application. Lead organisations of a consortium and auspicors (in the case of grant rounds) must also be an eligible entity type.To be eligible applicants must:
- Indigenous Corporation
- Corporate Commonwealth Entity
- Non-corporate Commonwealth Entity
- Non-corporate Commonwealth Statutory Authority
- Commonwealth Company
- Corporate State or Territory Entity
- Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
- Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
- Incorporated Association
- Statutory Entity
- Trustee on behalf of a Trust
- Local Government
Additional eligibility requirements
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be willing to obtain one prior to the execution of the grant agreement
- are registered, or willing to register for the purposes of GST if their income turnover, as a result of a successful grant, will exceed the thresholds defined by the Australian Tax Office
- have an account with an Australian financial institution
- have Public Liability Insurance coverage for the duration of the project. [Note: applicants may be asked for a copy of their have Public Liability Insurance]
Applicants that are eligible to be registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) should be registered prior to submitting an application.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/ecp2019-20