Individual Capacity Building

The Individual Capacity Building (ICB) program seeks to enable systemic, nationwide access to peer support, mentoring and other skills building for people with disability, their families and carers.

ICB 2020-2021 grant round

On 1 September 2020, the Australian Government announced the outcome of the ICB 2020-21 grants round, which opened on 11 March and closed on 6 May 2020. In this round, the Government is investing $64.9 million in grants to 138 organisations to build the capacity of Australians with disability to participate in and contribute to the community.

Organisations across the disability sector who deliver life-changing projects for people with disability, their families and carers are receiving grants of up to $500,000 per year for two years. Successful projects include leadership courses to bridge skills gaps for people with disability, workshops to build confidence to speak up in the community and online hubs for signing up to social activities and groups.

Applications were assessed by a Selection Advisory Panel that included state and territory officials, NDIA and departmental representatives, as well as disability sector representatives.

A full list of ICB grant recipients is available on the Community Hub website

ICB 2020-2023 grant round

On 13 December 2019, a combined total of $105.9 million was committed to 105 grants across Australia for three-year activities that assist people with disability, carers and families to access peer support, mentoring and other skills training. This grant round also focuses on support for Disabled Peoples and Families Organisations through capacity-building activities including leadership training for staff, board members and volunteers with disability.

Successful projects include a social program for school-aged children, skills training to organise and conduct meetings, and leadership and life skills training to become work ready.

Read the full list of ICB grant recipients

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