Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    Grants to support disability awareness events

    16/10/2015 9:15 AM
    • Grants now available for Disability Awareness Week community events
    • Disability Awareness Week to run from November 29 to December 5, 2015
    • Events to promote Count Me In vision for better access and inclusion

    Grants to support events and activities during Disability Awareness Week 2015 are now available.


    Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said this year's grants were being offered by the State Government again after the outstanding the success of a similar program in 2014.


    "Last year, organisations had some terrific ideas to raise awareness of disability in creative and inclusive ways," Mrs Morton said.


    "These included soapbox events, where people shared their experiences of living with disability; all-ability sports and recreation events, such as bocce and golf; a cake-making competition; art and music events, including poetry, kite-making and drumming workshops; and disability-related film screenings."


    Incorporated not-for-profit organisations, community groups and local governments can apply for grants of $250 or $500 until 4pm on November 6, 2015.


    "I encourage organisations to apply for these grants so they can contribute to promoting the Count Me In vision for better access and inclusion across the community - and have a fun community experience at the same time," the Minister said.


    Disability Awareness Week runs from November 29 to December 5, 2015.


    Fact File

    • The Count Me In vision is that we all live in welcoming communities which facilitate citizenship, friendship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone
    • For information on Disability Awareness Week events and grant information, visit http://www.disability.wa.gov.au  About us > Disability Awareness Week
    • International Day of People with Disability is on December 3. For more information, visit http://www.idpwd.com.au/  

    Minister's office - 6552 6900