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 pf the ILC program, visit the ILC strategic documents.
Grant funding opportunities
For more information about ILC grant funding opportunities, visit the:
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.
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.
More consultation is planned. This will include people with disability and other key stakeholders on future directions of the ILC.
Email ILCReview@DSS.gov.au to receive updates on the ILC and future engagement opportunities.