$500,000 to support community inclusion for people with disability
Grants of up to $50,000 available to community groups and local councils
The Liberal National Government has committed $500,000 for projects to increase opportunities for people with disability to take part in community programs.
Community Inclusion and Participation Grants of up to $50,000, managed in partnership with VisAbility, are now available for not-for-profit organisations, community groups and local governments.
Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher said the grants would fund projects or programs that created more inclusive communities for people with disability, their families and carers.
"Well-planned and accessible communities assist people with disability to have the same opportunities as others, and the grants program is designed to help with this," Mrs Faragher said.
"There are many communities across the State wanting to include people with disability but they need funds to make necessary improvements.
"The grants can help local organisations develop more inclusive practices so people with disability can take part in local activities."
Grant applications would be assessed on a range of criteria, including improving the inclusion of people with disability and raising awareness related to access, inclusion and participation in the community.
Applications for grants close on October 21, 2016. An information session on what the grants cover and how they can be accessed will be held at the Disability Services Commission's West Perth office on Monday September 19. To attend the session, phone 6104 9510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister's office - 6552 5300