The Australian Government has opened the second round of Transition Assistance Funding to help businesses build their workforce capabilities to effectively operate in the NDIS.

A total funding pool of $8.8 million is available in this latest round.

Senator Henderson said disability and aged care organisations in Victoria are encouraged to apply for their share of Transition Assistance Funding, with 440 grants, worth up to $20,000 each, currently on offer.

‘This funding could help Victorian organisations in their early stages of transition and it will go a long way to helping ensure local businesses have the tools and capabilities needed to deliver supports to NDIS participants,’ Senator Henderson said.

The funding can be used for tailored business advice, software upgrades and other one-on-one supports that will help local businesses to get ‘NDIS-ready’.

The objective of the Transition Assistance Funding is to help providers transition to the NDIS while also creating more jobs in the disability and aged care sectors, particularly within regional, rural and outer metropolitan areas across Australia.

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, recently announced the recipients of the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program’s first Transition Assistance Funding. See details at https://blcw.dss.gov.au/

‘An additional 90,000 full-time equivalent employees are required to meet the demand for NDIS services over the next five years, which is why the Government is investing in programs that support providers to transition and develop their workforces,’ Mr Robert said.

The second round of Transition Assistance Funding is open now and will close at 11pm on Friday 8 November 2019.

More information, including the Funding Opportunity Guidelines, is available on the Community Grants Hub at www.communitygrants.gov.au

21 October 2019