Funding is on offer which will help local businesses build their workforce capabilities to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said a total funding pool of $8.8 million is available in the latest round of Transition Assistance Funding through the Coalition Government.
“I strongly encourage disability and aged care organisations in my electorate to apply for their share of Transition Assistance Funding,” Mr Coulton said.
“There will be 440 grants on offer, worth up to $20,000 each.
“Local providers can use the funding for tailored business advice, software upgrades and other one-on-one support that will help them to become ‘NDIS-ready’.
“I was thrilled that under the first funding round of this program, Broken Hill’s Interhealth Family Practice successfully received $19,500 – I know we can achieve further success in the Parkes electorate.
“These grants help organisations in their early stages of transition, by giving them the tools and capabilities needed to deliver supports to NDIS participants.”
The objective of the Transition Assistance Funding is to help providers transition to the NDIS while also creating more jobs in the disability and aged care sectors, particularly within regional, rural and outer metropolitan areas across Australia.
The second round of Transition Assistance Funding closes on Friday 8 November 2019. More information, including Funding Opportunity Guidelines, is available at www.communitygrants.gov.au
Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Heather Attard of Interhealth Family Practice, Broken Hill, which received a $19,500 grant under the first round of Transition Assistance Funding.