The Victorian Government has announced the successful 15 recipients of grants through a $1.5 million fixed-term Disability Advocacy Innovation Fund.
The grants will support organisations funded under the Victorian Disability Advocacy Program to deliver 21 initiatives to engage diverse and isolated people with a disability, manage demand and strengthen systemic advocacy.
The funding supports a broad range of activities to strengthen the disability advocacy sector, including:
a strong focus on advocacy for Aboriginal communities
a significant investment in self-advocacy for people with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury and people who are deafblind
advocacy for migrants and refugees, and people from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex communities
broad geographic coverage
This funding will further support Victoria’s status as a national leader in promoting the rights of people with a disability.