The Australian Government has opened the second round of Transition Assistance Funding to help businesses build their workforce capabilities to effectively operate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP said Gold Coast businesses could share in the total funding pool of $8.8 million, with 440 grants worth up to $20,000 each currently on offer.
Mrs Andrews is encouraging local disability and aged care organisations to apply for their share of Transition Assistance Funding.
“This funding could help organisations in their early stages of transition, and it will go a long way to helping ensure local businesses have the tools and capabilities needed to deliver support to NDIS participants,” Mrs Andrews said.
“The funding can be used for tailored business advice, software upgrades and other one-on-one supports that will help local businesses to get ‘NDIS-ready’,” she added.
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.
Burleigh Heads-based Kynd that provides an NDIS focused platform and mobile app that partners participants with support workers, were recipients of the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program’s first Transition Assistance Funding.
Kynd received $20,000 in funding to build their workforce and develop their capabilities to effectively operate in the NDIS.
“These funds will help local organisations, such as Kynd, transition to the market-driven NDIS model,” Mrs Andrews said.
“This will ultimately empower people with disability right across our community through providing them more choice when it comes to support options.”
The second round of Transition Assistance Funding is open now and will close at 11pm on Friday 8 November 2019.
More information, including the Funding Opportunity Guidelines, is available on the Community Grants Hub at www.communitygrants.gov.au