Practical Design Fund

How much?

$10 million has been committed to support initiatives and resources that would identify practical ways to prepare people with disability, their families and carers, the disability sector and workforce for the transition to an NDIS. This funding is known as the Practical Design Fund (PDF).

Apply when?

From 4/08/2012 to 3/09/2012

Program Guidelines and application documentation

Applicants are advised to read the Program Guidelines prior to completing an application.  This section contains application forms as well as guidelines to assist with completing these forms.

Part A: Program Guidelines RTF [126 KB]   PDF [125.93 KB]

Part B: Information for applications  DOC [147.5 KB]   PDF [478.68 KB]

Part C: Application information DOC [272.5 KB]   PDF [114.78 KB]

Practical Design Fund application form DOC [440 KB]   PDF [177.78 KB]

Terms and Conditions – Standard Funding Agreement

About the Practical Design Fund

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is part of a taskforce to improve the wellbeing and economic participation of people with disability and their carers by building a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that delivers care and support through an insurance approach.

FaHCSIA is seeking applications from eligible individuals and organisations for funding to support initiatives and resources that would identify practical ways to prepare people with disability, their family and carers, the disability sector workforce and disability sector organisations for the transition to an NDIS.

Project submissions are encourage from people with lived experience – people with disability, their families and carers, disability care workers, service providers and representative organisations and advocates.

Projects must be completed by 29 March 2013.

Applications must be emailed to PracticalDesignFund@dss.gov.au

Applications close 2pm AEST on Monday 3 September 2012.

Questions and Answers

Any questions concerning the Practical Design Fund should be emailed to PracticalDesignFund@dss.gov.au   

Questions received and the answers to these questions will be posted on this page every Tuesday and Thursday during the application period to ensure that all applicants receive the same information.

Frequently asked questions may be published in a generic manner. Answers to specific questions may also be published but will not reveal information about the person or organisation asking the question.

 

Content Updated: 27 September 2013