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Community Inclusion

Community Inclusion distributes funds for projects that are encouraging social inclusion and social participation for people with disability.

In 2022, the Community Inclusion grant round will distribute over $250k.


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Community Inclusion Grant Round

Total Amount Granted: $1,517,591 since 2014

Total number of grants: 120

Type of Grant Round: Open

Grant Round Dates: 9am Monday 10 January 2022 to 5pm Friday 18 February 2022

What are the objectives?

To provide opportunities for social inclusion and social participation for people with disability in Victoria. These objectives are informed by guiding principle no. 3 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): ‘Full and effective participation and inclusion in society’ (CRPD 2007).

Projects may include:

  • Community awareness, education and engagement programs to promote social inclusion and address direct and indirect discrimination
  • Promoting participation in cultural life
  • Programs to support social participation, to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing and quality of life
  • Provision of workforce and training opportunities

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Provide an integrated solution to social inclusion and social participation
  • Show social innovation, which can be interpreted as ‘novel solutions to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions’ (Phills, Deiglmeier & Miller 2008).
  • Are from smaller community-led organisations
  • Are Victorian based

We encourage regional, rural, and remote organisations to apply and special consideration will be given for these applications.

Who is eligible to apply?

An eligible entity is endorsed as item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), with charity tax concessions.

Community Inclusion Recipients FY2021

Organisation Project Title
Flying Fox Services Limited Weekly Formal Social Groups .
Guide Dogs Victoria Creation of interactive online community networks for people with low vision or blindness
Reclink Australia Buddy sport and recreation program for people with disabilities
Rollercoaster Theatre Inc Pathways to On Screen Diversity.
Pinarc Disability Support Inc Pinarc Leadership and Advocacy Program
Rawcus Theatre Company Inc Here We Are Amongst You .
Alkira Centre Box Hill Inc Alkira – Community Stories of Belonging, Connecting, and Aspirations .
Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club Inc Beach Accessibility – Floating Wheelchair
Soundfair Australia Ltd Storytelling to amplify the silenced voices of people with hearing conditions
Rights Information and Advocacy Centre Inc (RIAC) Gen Z Disability Advisory Panel
Tikkun Olam Makers Melbourne Ltd (TOM: Melbourne) TOM: Melbourne Makeathon
Preston Neighbourhood House Inc. Hospitality All-rounder: Practical Pathways for Youth with Disability
AGAPI Care Inc My culture – My way

Community Inclusion Recipients FY2020

Organisation Project Title
Guide Dogs Victoria Access and inclusion campaign for people with low vision or blindness.
Bellarine Community Health ‘My Story’ a personalised intake for people with intellectual disabilities in Dental services
Footscray Community Arts Centre Creative Access.
Summer Foundation Storytellers with lived experience strengthening opportunities for people with disability to live independently.
Scope Football for All.
Pines Learning Cyber Safety.
Migrant Resource Centre North West Region Inc. Self-Advocacy, your life your way.
The Onemda Association Leaping towards a brighter future.
Inclusion Melbourne Increasing the access, social inclusion and participation of CALD people with intellectual disability.
Arts Centre Melbourne PARKED – Arts Centre Melbourne’s first-ever inclusive arts commission.
Council on the Ageing (Victoria) Assistive Technology For All .

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