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How do I register for the workshops?
The NDS is taking registrations for the events through Eventbrite. You will find the NDS Inclusion Ready Introduction Workshops here.
Why should I attend the workshops?
The workshops will give you access to the information and tools you need to become more inclusive of people with disability, plus providing training on how to meet the requirements of the ILC grant process.
The workshops will give you the tools to test your activity against the new ILC outcomes models, as well as being a place to find collaboration opportunities. This will give you the best chance of being successful with your application.
No matter where you are in the ILC process, you will benefit from attending the workshops.
Should I still attend your workshops if I don’t yet have a fully formed activity or project idea?
YES. Our workshops, delivered by NDS, will be useful for you and your organisation right now, whether you have fully-formed ideas or the start of one. These workshops have been created to support you through the journey from idea development through to preparing your application.
Do I need to be a registered NDIS Provider to attend these workshops?
No, everyone in the community – business owners, community clubs, professionals, Local Area Coordinators just to name a few – are encouraged to attend. ILC funding will be available for any organisation looking to fund their vision of more inclusive and accessible communities. Our workshops will help you define your ideas, plan meaningful activities and projects, access grant writing support, and bring your innovation to market.
The ILC grants are part of the strategy for creating inclusive communities and are aimed at all people with disability regardless of their NDIS funding. The Australian Government is responsible for ILC grant funding, our project aims to make meeting their requirements as easy as possible.
What is ILC?
ILC stands for Information, Linkages, and Capacity Building, and describes the NDIS funding tier aimed at community-level (rather than individual-focused) projects. The goals of ILC are stated as:
People with disability have the ability to achieve their goals (capability); and
People with disability are included in all aspects of community life (opportunity)
ILC funding will be aimed at projects that can demonstrate a commitment to the active inclusion of people with disability in their communities.
When is ILC coming to Queensland?
The next round of ILC projects will be rolled out in Queensland from 1 June 2019. This means that you may need to be ready to make a submission by the end of 2018, and be ready to deliver a project from 1 June 2019. Now is the time to attend a workshop and engage with the #inclusionready conversation online. We want you to be ready to take full advantage of ILC funding as soon as it’s here.
What activities might attract ILC funding?
ILC is all about inclusion. People with disability want to participate and contribute just like everyone else. There are a range of activities that you could do to encourage inclusion. Here are some great case studies of successful applicants from previous grants round. You can test your ideas and activities in the ILC outcomes.
What is the ILC Provider Readiness Project?
The ILC Provider Readiness Project will help Queenslanders be prepared for ILC activity in the state. The project will deliver a variety of workshops, resources, tools and information to help you prepare, and strengthen your capacity to promote social and economic inclusion for people with a disability in your community.
You can be part of project conversation online using #inclusionready and stay up-to-date with the latest workshops, resources, tools and supports.
Does my ILC activity have to be for people with an NDIS plan?
No. The activities should be aimed at everyone with a disability and your community. For example, you might be developing a website or brochure about muscular dystrophy that would benefit everyone in your community. You will need to familiarise yourself with the ILC outcomes when developing your idea as this will help guide your application.
Will ILC funding replace my current State Government funding?
ILC funding is very different to current State funding and will not look or feel like block-funding models. ILC activities need to, over the short term (1-3 years), be able to prove their sustainability after the grant ceases. Also, activities will need to align precisely with the ILC activity areas, and have measurable outcomes for participants. Whilst these criteria may seem quite daunting now, by engaging with the Provider Readiness Project, you will build your capacity to confidently meet these new requirements.