ACT I-Day Grants closing date has been extended

Date posted: 
18 October 2012

Please note that the closing date for applications for ACT I-Day Grants has been extended to Monday 5th November 2012.

Nican through the support of Disability ACT is pleased to announce the opportunity for community groups and organisations to apply for financial support, in the form of a one-off grant to assist in a program or event for the International Day of People with Disability in 2012.

The International Day of People with Disabilities (I-Day) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote awareness and understanding of disability issues and encourage support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disability. I-Day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of inclusion of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The Day brings together people with disability, community organisations, businesses, individuals and all levels of government.  The Day unites people in the celebration and acknowledgement of the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.

A key message for the Australian celebrations of the Day in 2012 is Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all.

Each application may relate to an individual project or initiative with funding of up to $5,000 (plus GST) available.  These funds are non-recurrent, which means that they will only be provided for the individual project or initiative in the 2012-2013 financial year.

The total amount of funding available for all applications in 2012-2013 is $20,000 (GST exclusive).

Projects or initiatives must be linked to the celebrations for the International Day of People with Disability and if an event is involved this should be held on or around 3 December 2012.  All funded events must be registered on www.idpwd.com.au

An information kit and application forms can be obtained or by emailing [email protected] or phoning 1800 806 769.

Applications for funding close 5pm, Monday 5th November 2012.