Wellways is the recipient of two major community inclusion grants awarded by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) under the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Readiness Grants. These grants provide funding to organisations to carry out activities in the community, benefitting people with disability, as well as their families and the community at large.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has two parts: NDIS plans for eligible people with a disability, and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building. Both parts contribute to the overall goal of the NDIS to enable people with disability to live an ordinary life.

The focus of ILC is community inclusion, making sure people with disability are connected with their communities and that communities are more accessible.

Wellways has received an ILC National Readiness Grant to deliver its ‘Building Belonging’ project in Queensland, the ACT, Victoria and New South Wales. This project creates welcoming communities through community education and engagement packages delivered by people with lived experience of psychosocial disability.

Wellways has also received funding for its Life in Community project in the ACT. This initiative involves training volunteers to work alongside people with psychosocial disability, to assist them in building a strong network, to increase their community participation, and to develop a sense of belonging within their community.

Just over $14 million has been allocated to deliver ILC National Readiness activities across Australia.