Disability Self-Help Grants

The Victorian Government’s commitment to supporting people with a disability and their families is reflected in the provision of non-recurrent operating grants of up to $10,000 over two years for disability self-help groups.

Disability self-help grants are available to assist disability self-help groups in financing general expenses, minor works and equipment. 

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist self-help groups to:

  • strengthen the capacity of people with a disability to live independently in their own community and actively participate in community activities 
  • support members to make informed decisions about their own lives 
  • encourage a network of community peer support and information exchange for people with a disability and their families/carers 
  • increase opportunities for self help groups to provide information and education on the experiences of people with a disability. 

Disability self-help grants are allocated for a two-year period. 

All applications must be made on the application form that is part of the Disability self-help grant guidelines which is available to download below.

Applications for the 2015–17 funding round closed on Wednesday 21 October 2015.

More information

For more information please read the Disability self-help grant guidelines below.

Or alternatively, you can email Disability.Self-help@dhhs.vic.gov.au or phone the department’s Community Inclusion Unit on (03) 9096 9747.

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