The seventh annual Disability Awareness Week will be held at the end of November and grants are now available for community, local and non-government groups planning to run events highlighting the week.
Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher said the Liberal National Government's grants program had supported a diverse range of events in past Disability Awareness Weeks, including film festivals, barbecues and arts initiatives.
The $500 grants are for community events that support and promote the importance of access and inclusion in community facilities, services and events.
"These grants support and help community groups to become involved in Disability Awareness Week," Mrs Faragher said.
"They are designed to support the development of creative and inclusive events that are both accessible and inclusive to a wide range of people."
Disability Awareness Week will run from November 27 to December 3, marking the annual International Day of People with Disability on the final day.
Grants are available to organisations which work with partners and also involve people with disability in the development and planning of events.
Applications can be made from today until October 7. Information on how to apply is available on the Disability Services Commission's website.
Information on events being held during Disability Awareness Week will be announced in November.
Minister's office - 6552 5300