Support for NDIS providers

The Australian Government has established a program to support NDIS providers in meeting their quality and safeguarding responsibilities.

In the 2018-2019 Budget, the Australian Government invested $17.6 million over an initial four year period in a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Support for NDIS Providers Program.

This grants program is managed by the NDIS Commission and funds the development and delivery of tools and resources that will be available to all NDIS providers. These large-scale projects will focus on supporting providers to meet their responsibilities to provide safe and quality services to NDIS participants. The initial focus of the Program is to fund targeted initiatives that support providers transitioning to the new arrangements and to address specific areas of the new provider obligations.

Current grant opportunities

All NDIS Commission grant opportunities are published on GrantConnect.

Grants awarded

A range of grants have been awarded under the Support for NDIS Providers program from a mix of open and targeted grant opportunities in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Deliverables under these grants include training products, information sessions, webinars, tools and a range of other accessible resources. These will be released progressively from 2020 into 2021.

Details of awarded grants are available on GrantConnect (under Grant Awards) and are listed in the table below.

List of grants awarded (also listed on GrantConnect under Grant Awards):

Click on a Grant Recipient name to find out more about these projects as they are developed (where available)

Grant Recipient Location Grant Activity Amount (GST Exc)
Allied Health Professions Australia Ltd Melbourne, VIC Support for allied health professionals to undertake registration with the NDIS $500,000
Amergin Pty Ltd Paddington, QLD Online education and capacity building for NDIS providers. $741,796
Cullunghutti Aboriginal and Family Centre Inc South Nowra, NSW Our Story, Our Journey: Supporting Aboriginal Services to become NDIS Providers. $396,918
La Trobe University Bundoora, VIC Resources for Delivering and Monitoring Quality of Evidence Informed Practice. $750,000
Mental Health Coordinating Council Ltd Lilyfield, NSW Forum and webinars on Quality Assurance for providers supporting people with psychosocial disability. $629,000
National Disability Services Limited Deakin, ACT 'Conversations and Collaborations' project, including workshops and materials for Communities of Practice, Restrictive Practices, Code of Conduct and Quality Assurance. $750,000
Parkinson’s NSW Limited North Ryde, NSW Instructional Program and Resource Pack for providers and boards to meet Quality Assurance. $396,600
Summer Foundation Ltd Box Hill, VIC Specialist Disability Accommodation quality and safeguards education, training and capacity building. $481,701
The New South Wales Council for Intellectual Disability Surry Hills, NSW Develop and present resources and workshops for people with intellectual disability. $400,000
The Northcott Society North Parramatta, NSW Best‐in‐Class: A practice framework for High Intensity Daily Personal Activities. $674,550
Inclusion Australia (NCID) Limited Cremorne, VIC Self-Managing Participants - New Rules, New Solutions $200,000
National Disability Services Limited Deakin, ACT Risk, Incident and Complaint Management Systems for Small Providers $750,000
Aged & Community Services Australia Melbourne, VIC Supporting NDIS Participants in Residential Aged Care $950,000
Disability Intermediaries Australia Melbourne, VIC 'Supporting Intermediary Providers' to register, deliver quality service and build capability within the NDIS. $400,000
The University of Technology Sydney Ultimo, NSW Co-creating Safe and Enjoyable Meals for People with Disability and Dysphagia $662,000
Inclusion Australia (NCID) Limited Cremorne, VIC Your Service, Your Rights National Roll-out $1,500,000
Flinders University Adelaide, SA Bringing supported decision making to behaviour support. $748,395
University of Melbourne Parkville, VIC Enabling Behaviour Support Practitioners to meet behaviour support practice standards and registration obligations $1,250,000