Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program
ILC provides funding to organisations to deliver projects in the community that benefit all Australians with disability, their carers and families.
These projects create connections between people with disability and the communities they live in. Projects aim to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of people with disability, and improve their access to community and mainstream services
To learn more about the scope and purpose of the ILC program, visit the ILC strategic documents.
Grant funding opportunities
ILC comprises four programs:
- Individual Capacity Building
- National Information Program
- Economic and Community Participation
- Mainstream Capacity Building
Information about future grant opportunities will be published on the Grant Connect website at www.grants.gov.au
Organisations interested in receiving notification of upcoming grant opportunities can subscribe to receive email alerts at www.communitygrants.gov.au/#mc-embedded-subscribe-form.
The ILC works with other national disability policies and programs including:
- Australia's Disability Strategy
- Disability Employment Services
- National Disability Advocacy Program
- Disability Gateway
- Carer Gateway.
ILC Funded Projects
Read about all ILC funded projects.
Prior to 2020, the ILC Program was managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). For more information about the ILC funded projects from 2016-2020, please visit the NDIA ILC webpage
Contacting a Local Area Coordinator
Local Area Coordinators (LAC) help connect all people with disability to:
- their community
- services within each ILC stream.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) manages this referral function.
To contact an LAC or Early Childhood (EC) partner in your local area, visit www.ndis.gov.au/contact/locations
To find more information about this service, visit the NDIA website or call 1800 800 110.
Reviewing the ILC program
The ILC program transferred to the department from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in October 2020.
Since then, the department has been reviewing the program. Our aim is to better understand the program including the role of local area coordination. You can read a summary of early findings of this review.
In 2021, the department asked the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology to analyse the gaps and unmet needs in the ILC program. The review provided:
- an overview of results
- a snapshot of the ILC landscape
- a summary of results.
Read more about the Swinburne University research.
Recently the government announced the formal launch of the NDIS Review, which includes consideration of ILC effectiveness. Information about the review can be accessed here.
Email ILCReview@DSS.gov.au to receive updates on the ILC.