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.

The ILC transferred from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to the Department of Social Services (DSS) from mid-2020.

Through this transfer, the ILC is being aligned with other national disability policies and programs including the new National Disability Strategy, Disability Employment Services, National Disability Advocacy Program, the new Disability Gateway and the recently reformed Carer Gateway.

The ILC continues to be administered as outlined in the  ILC strategic documents.

The referral function of Local Area Coordinators (LACs), which help connect all people with disability to their community and to services within each ILC stream, continues to be overseen by the NDIA.

To contact a LAC or Early Childhood (EC) partner in your service delivery area, please visit to search for the closest partner office in your location. For further information, please visit the NDIA website at or call 1800 800 110.

ILC comprises four programs:

Information on upcoming ILC funding and other opportunities is available at the Community Grants Hub. Grant funding opportunities are also available on the grantsconnect website.

DSS is leading a review and consulting broadly on future directions for ILC. Interested individuals and organisations can sign up to receive updates and news on the review. Please email if you would like to subscribe to updates.

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