ACT organisations becoming more inclusive for people with disability

Released 12/09/2018

The ACT Government today announced Disability Inclusion Grants to support fifteen organisations with projects to make their services and activities more accessible for people with disability.

Following the impressive response to the first round of Disability Inclusion Grants in 2017, the Government doubled the funding to $100,000 a year in the 2018-19 Budget.

The response to this round was equally impressive, with 57 applications detailing ambitious initiatives that clearly demonstrate the ACT community’s commitment to promoting the inclusion of people with disability.

Through this process, we’ve seen a range of innovative and community driven approaches to reducing barriers to people with disability.

The successful projects aim to reduce barriers to arts and sports, legal, medical and community services and recreational activities for people with disability.

Grant recipients include:

  • Tjillari Justice, to adapt justice resources into Easy English for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability;
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association ACT, to increase access for women with disability, or parents of an infant with disability, to breastfeeding resources and specialised support;
  • Ginninderra Athletics Club, to make their Early Years program more inclusive for children of all abilities;
  • Canberra Community Law, to install a hearing loop at the Community Legal Centre Hub;
  • Holder Family Practice and Isabella Plains Medical Centre, to install height adjustable beds; and
  • Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre, to develop disability action plans among their resident arts organisations.

The Disability Inclusion Grants are part of the ACT Government’s commitment to promoting participation for people with disability, and will contribute to building a more accessible and inclusive Canberra.

A full list of successful recipients is available on the Community Services Directorate website:

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