Moreton Bay region community groups, schools, sports clubs and organisations can now apply for grants up to $5000 to hold an event during Disability Action Week or on International Day of People with Disability this year.
Member for Murrumba, Chris Whiting MP said Disability Community Event Grants of up to $5000 were available for local events and activities that welcomed people with disability in everyday life.
“People with disability make a significant contribution to our community, and these grants are all about increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of their abilities,” Mr Whiting said.
“Grants are available for events that promote the rights and wellbeing of people with disability, strengthen how they access and are included in their community, and encourage mainstream services to connect and engage with people with disability,” he said.
“These grants are a great way to help fund events in the Moreton Bay region during Disability Action Week and on International Day of People, and I look forward to participating in this year’s celebrations.”
Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke said this year’s celebrations would be extra special, as Queensland welcomed the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
“This year, while acknowledging the significant contributions of people with disability, we will also be celebrating the introduction of the NDIS, which will roll out in Queensland over three years from July,” she said.
“The NDIS will empower people with disability to access the supports they need to reach their goals and live the lives they choose.
“It will also provide a massive boost to Queensland’s economy, injecting more than $4 billion every year and creating up to 13,000 jobs in a diverse and growing disability sector.”
The funded events will be held across Queensland during Disability Action Week 2016 (11-17 September) or on International Day of People with Disability (3 December).
For more information on applying for grants, and the types of events to be funded in 2016, go to www.qld.gov.au/daw