Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    $50,000 for International Day of People with Disability

    12/10/2018 3:10 PM
     
    • Grants of up to $1,000 available for community events and activities
    • Aims to raise awareness about the importance of access and inclusion  

    The State Government has announced $50,000 in funding for community activities on or around the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of People with Disability on December 3, 2018.

     

    Grants of up to $1,000 are available to help raise awareness about the importance of access and inclusion for people living with disability.

     

    Seed grants are available through the Department of Communities to organisations planning inclusive community events or activities to mark the day.

     

    In 2017, International Day of People with Disability activities and events were held across the metropolitan area as well as the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid-West, South-West and the Wheatbelt regions.

     

    Grant applications close on October 26, 2018 and successful applicants will be notified on November 2, 2018. To apply for a grant, visit http://www.disability.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:

     

    "The UN International Day of People with Disability celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disability, and is a valuable opportunity to strengthen awareness of the importance of access and inclusion in our community.

     

    "The State Government is committed to supporting initiatives and events that empower people with disability to achieve their goals.

     

    "Western Australia has some outstanding organisations working in the disability sector to improve people's lives, and the Government is proud to support them in their work.

     

    "These grants are available to eligible organisations with initiatives that encourage all Western Australians to celebrate the lives of people with disability and enhance their understanding of what it means for a community to be truly inclusive."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5800