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$7M government funding announced to increase employment and recreational opportunities for people with disability

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The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments have announced $7M funding to increase employment and recreational opportunities for people with disability. 

The funding will be provided by the NDIA as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants transition arrangements for Western Australia.

The four priority areas for the funding are:

The ILC is a key component of the Australia-wide NDIS and is focused on building the capacity of the community, people with disability, their families and carers. The Hon. Sarah Henderson MP, Federal Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services said, "The Morrison Government acknowledges each state and territory has its own needs and that's why a partnership approach to preparing the community is so critical. "The funding will see projects supported across WA including in rural and remote areas, and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities."By providing the resources and know-how to prepare for the NDIS ILC program, we hope to see exciting new ideas and programs which will ultimately benefit people with disability and their families, in particular, improving employment outcomes for people with disability."The Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Disability Services, said that delivering employment outcomes for people with disability is one of the main focus areas of the State Government."Having a job is as much about making a contribution to our community as it is recognition of our value to society. Employment promotes self-esteem and provides vital opportunities to interact with others, creating a sense of belonging, meaning and contribution to the community."This is just as important for people with disability as it is the rest of us, and my hope is this funding goes a long way to substantially improving the employment outcomes for people with disability in Western Australia."Expressions of interest to access the funding close on 3 December 2018. More information is available on the Tenders WA website.

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