Disability grants create opportunities

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Northcott CEO Kerry Stubbs.
Nanjing Night Net

Grants worth up to $37,500 to help young people in Dubbo with a disability to be more included in the community are now available through a new initiative.

The state government grants are a part of the two-year FundAbility initiative run by disability service provider Northcott, which has a centre on Quinn Street in Dubbo.

Northcott chief executive officer Kerry Stubbs, said the FundAbility initiative was about getting young people who had a disability, aged nine to 15 years old, more included in their community through funding to individuals and organisations.

FundAbility grants ranging from $500 to $37,500 are being offered and can be used to fund a range of projects.

“Northcott launched the first round of FundAbility in northern NSW last year and we awarded funding to projects like a disco, music lab, sign language workshops for businesses and a photography class and exhibition,” Ms Stubbs said.

“All of these projects will include children and young people with a disability in the mix of participants.

“Everyone deserves to be part of their community and having a disability should be no barrier.

“Unfortunately we know that in some communities it still is a barrier and that’s why programs like FundAbility are critical in helping communities become more inclusive places for people of all abilities.”

Applications for FundAbility grants opened on March 2, and close on April 17.

More information can be found on the website www.fundability南京夜网.au .

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