Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    Disability grants support access and inclusion

    4/05/2015 12:00 AM
    • $1.5 million in grants now available for inclusion and infrastructure projects
    • Applications invited from community organisations and local governments

    The State Government has committed $1.5 million to fund projects that support people with disability to participate more fully in community life.


    Applications for grants of up to $50,000 are now open for the Community Inclusion Grant and the Community Infrastructure Grant, through the Disability Services Commission.


    Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said beach wheelchairs, automatic doors at community facilities, sport programs and pool hoists at swimming pools had been funded previously through the grants.


    The Community Inclusion Grants, run in partnership with VisAbility, support initiatives to improve community programs and services.


    Community Infrastructure Grants, managed in partnership with the Western Australian Local Government Association, will be offered to improve community access, equipment, facilities and spaces for people with disability.


    "The grants programs continue the State Government's work under the Count Me In strategy, to make communities more welcoming for people with disability, their families and carers and to increase opportunities for community participation," Mrs Morton said.


    "There are many communities across the State that want to include people with disability but need funds to make necessary improvements.


    "These grants will help those communities provide more services and facilities so that people with disability can participate in more of the activities their friends and neighbours enjoy."


    Applications for the grants open today and close on July 10, 2015.  An information session will be held at the commission's office in West Perth, 1-2pm on May 26.


    Fact File

    • For more information, visit http://www.disability.wa.gov.au  or email cmi@dsc.wa.gov.au
    • The Count Me In vision is that we all live in welcoming communities that facilitate citizenship, friendship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone

    Minister's office - 6552 6900