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.
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.
|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|