Grants open for disability services

APPLICATIONS for grants of up to $100,000 will open today to councils to make their communities more accessible for people with disability.

The parliamentary secretary for disability and carers, Senator Jan McLucas, is encouraging local councils to apply for grants available under the Australian Government’s new $5 million Accessible Communities program.

The small infrastructure grants will help improve the accessibility of public buildings and facilities for people with disability.

“People with disability and their carers deserve the same opportunities as other Australians in their local community,” Mrs McLucas said.

“These grants will give local councils financial assistance to upgrade their public buildings and facilities so people with disability and their carers can participate in the local community.”

The Accessible Communities program is part of an $11 million accessibility package to support the Government’s National Disability Strategy.

Applications for grants close on February 25. The grants must be matched by applicants with an equal or greater amount of funding.

For more information see www.fahc-sia.gov.au/sa/disability/funding.



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