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New Disability Employment Support Model Consultation Report released

NDS welcomes the long-awaited release of the report on a New Disability Employment Support Model following a public consultation process that ended in February.
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Media release

New job platform to address low employment rates of people with disability

An innovative online job-matching platform that aims to link jobseekers with disability and progressive employers has been launched by Disability Services Minister Hon. Don Punch MLA.

New volunteer grants and new Minister

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Victoria has new disability Minister

NDS congratulates Colin Brooks MP on his new appointment as the Victorian Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers. We look forward to meeting with the new Minister shortly to brief him on key issues for disability service providers.

We thank the outgoing Minister Anthony Carbines for his commitment to the disability sector.

Emerging Stronger Grants

Grants of up to $80,000 are available for volunteering initiatives and innovations in Victoria through the Emerging Stronger Grants program. The government is providing $1 million in grants to support local partnerships and innovation projects to encourage volunteers whose roles were impacted by the pandemic to return, while growing and diversifying the pool of Victorian volunteers.

The Emerging Stronger Grants program is an opportunity for the disability sector to expand its volunteer base.

The grants focus on opportunities for volunteering to be more inclusive, accessible, flexible, safe, and enjoyable, so more Victorians can get involved.

Projects may include initiatives that reduce barriers and discrimination or use inclusive engagement practices.

The grants opened on 4 July and will close on 18 July 2022.

More information is available on Emerging Stronger Grants program

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Victoria, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number