Specialist Disability Accommodation Initiative Funding Call Out

The Australian Government is offering up to $10 million in funding for disability accommodation services through the Specialist Disability Accommodation Initiative grant program.

Organisations are invited to apply to deliver services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme – National Disability Insurance Scheme Transition – Sector Development Fund – Specialist Disability Accommodation Initiative outside the NDIS trial sites for the period April 2016 to 30 June 2017. The funding will be available in grants of up to $1 million.

This funding is a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which aims to support people with a disability to participate in and contribute to social and economic life, with greater independence.  The NDIS aims to give people with disability and their carers certainty that they will receive individualised care and support.

The Specialist Disability Accommodation Initiative (SDAI) is designed to address immediate community need for specialist disability housing in areas outside NDIS trial sites, by providing ‘top up’ funding to:

  • increase the availability of accommodation for people with a disability, who the applicant anticipates will be eligible for the NDIS, with a particular focus on:
    • those housed in inappropriate accommodation settings; and
    • those with ageing carers who are in need of a long-term, sustainable arrangement.
    • identify project initiatives with self-sustaining specialist disability housing models which could be scaled up in the future.

Find out more here.