Applications Open For Disability Self-Help Grants

Applications are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s Self-Help Grants program, which supports people with a disability, their carers and families.

Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, Gabrielle Williams, today encouraged all Victorian disability self-help groups to apply for the grants.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of people with a disability to live independently in their own community and actively participate in community activities
  • Support members to make informed decisions about their own lives
  • Encourage a network of community peer support and information exchange for people with a disability and their families/carers
  • Increase opportunities to provide information and education of people with a disability.

Grant funding is provided to cover a group’s general expenses and running costs, as well as minor works and equipment.

The Disability Self-Help Grants are open from Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 and will close on Wednesday, 21 October, 2015.

Guidelines and application forms are available on the Department of Health & Human Services web site:

Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams

“The vision of the Andrews Labor Government is for people with a disability to have access to the same experiences and opportunities as people without a disability.”

“The Disability Self-Help Grants program provides support for the fantastic volunteer groups that are helping to improve the lives of Victorians with disabilities every day.”

“I encourage all disability self-help groups to apply for funding to support their valuable work.”

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