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ILC – Finally Some News

West Australia has just been given the opportunity to apply for $7 million worth of funding via an Expression Of Interest (EOI) process. As Elizabeth explores, this round looks very different from previous ILC funding opportunities.

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Updated 15 Apr 20247 Nov 2018

After waiting months for any definitive news on ILC and its future, we finally have something to report. Western Australia has just been given the opportunity to apply for $7 million worth of funding via an Expression Of Interest (EOI) process. 

This round looks very different from previous ILC funding opportunities. The rest of the country should take note; this model could soon be the future of ILC.

It was announced via a joint statement from the Commonwealth and WA Governments and no information currently appears on the NDIS website.  

The state government is clearly taking the lead in the process. Applications are to be lodged through the WA tender mechanism, rather than via the DSS Community Grants Hub, as was the previous practice.   

The four key priority areas are also quite different to previous ILC open grant opportunities.

  • Priority Area 1: Building the capacity of organisations delivering recreational pursuits and activities to provide inclusive services.
  • Priority Area 2: Building the capacity of people with disability to engage in meaningful employment.
  • Priority Area 3: Employers are provided with information and tools to employ people with disability.
  • Priority Area 4: Building awareness and capacity within communities of the contributions of people with disability.

So what about other States waiting for news of their opportunities to apply for ILC funding?  We are (impatiently) waiting and hope to have news soon. We promise to give you a shout out as soon as we hear anything.

Image: ‘Not Titled’ by Robert Brown, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 62 x 81 cm, image courtesy of Arts Project Australia.

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