Disability Inclusion Grants

Disability Inclusion Grants

CLOSES: 31 July 2018

The Disability Inclusion Grants provide opportunity for community groups, organisations and small businesses to apply for financial support in the form of a grant, to enable organisations to become more inclusive and accessible for people with disability.

Disability Inclusion Grants Guidelines [PDF 267KB] [Word 84KB]


The Grants are open to the following:

  1. Community groups
  2. Not-for-profit organisations
  3. Small businesses (under 20 employees or turnover under $2 million)

Community organisations and small businesses may apply for a grant of any amount up to $20,000 (GST exclusive) to be used for a project or initiative in the 2018-2019 financial year.


  • Applications open: 5:00pm Monday 30 April 2018
  • Applications close: 5:00pm Tuesday 31 July 2018
  • Click here https://dhcs.smartygrants.com.au/2018-19DIG to submit an online application form.
  • You may wish to upload/submit attachments to support your application.

The first year of grants in 2017 have been allocated for equipment, training, visual communication tools and infrastructure modifications.  The impact of the grants will be spread across community and impact on the inclusion of all people with disability including through employment, recreation, sporting pursuits and participation in community groups.

In 2017 recipients funded were:

  • Capital Football: training to raise awareness of disability for footballers and their coaches;
  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment: building modifications to welcome people with disability through physical access;
  • Girl Guides: funding to develop inclusive resources to welcome newcomers;
  • Warehouse Circus: training and equipment to create more inclusive classes;
  • Belconnen Arts Centre: modifications to revolutionise access to the arts;
  • Filmmaker Jolene Laverty: funding to make short films on the experiences of people with disability; and
  • GG’s flowers and hampers: equipment to increase the employment of people with disabilities;
  • Engage Sports: equipment to create inclusive sporting opportunities led by the students at Marist College.

People with disability can get involved by identifying groups, organisations and activities that you would like to participate in and let those places know to apply for a Disability Inclusion Grant to make it happen