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.

From mid-2020, ILC is transitioning from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to the Department of Social Services (DSS).

With this transfer, funding for ILC will be aligned with the National Disability Strategy, ensuring a strong alignment with other national programs including disability employment services, disability advocacy, the new Disability Information Gateway and the recently reformed Carer Gateway.

Existing grants will be honored. The ILC will continue to be administered as outlined in the ILC Policy Framework and the ILC Investment Strategy, and the funding appropriation will not change. Projects that are currently funded will need to continue to meet the requirements of the relevant Grant Opportunity Guidelines and funding agreements.

The referral, information and capacity building services of the NDIA’s Local Area Coordinators will continue to be overseen by the NDIA.

ILC comprises four programs:

Information on upcoming ILC funding opportunities is available at the Community Grants Hub.

DSS will be undertaking 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 ILCReview@DSS.gov.au if you would like to subscribe to updates.

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