Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Information, linkages and capacity building

NDIS ILC opportunities

ILC is a key part of the NDIS and includes activities that build the capacity of people with disability to participate in the community, as well as activities that build the capacity of communities to become more inclusive of people with disability.

This creates opportunities for organisations and businesses to deliver services which provide ILC for people and communities.

Under the NDIS, grants will be provided to organisations to deliver ILC activities and organisations will need to apply for funding to deliver these types of supports from 1 July 2019.

This is known as ILC Commissioning and information about the ILC process and tools to assist with your proposal are available on the NDIS website.

Organisations can apply for grants to deliver ILC services in any other state or territory. ILC National Readiness Grants have been announced. Visit the NDIS website to see the recipients. The grant round for Queensland is expected to open late 2018.

Support for organisations and businesses

Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA), in partnership with National Disability Services (Qld) is providing support to help Queensland organisations get ready to take up ILC opportunities.

To find out more, contact CSIA on or visit the CSIA website.

A range of practical NDIS business tools are available to support your organisation through the business planning process when considering how your organisation's services and business models can adapt to the new NDIS marketplace.

DCDSS funded organisations

This information relates to organisations currently funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors to deliver non-individualised specialist disability services, for example, information and referral services; interpreter and translation services; advocacy services and other types of programs such as the Parent Connect Initiative.

For organisations delivering these services, the NDIS means change but it also brings opportunities to deliver services at an individual and community level.

The department will continue to fund these services, including advocacy services, at their current level until 30 June 2019.

From 1 July 2019, under the NDIS, services currently known as non-individualised specialist disability services will be available for participants in the following different ways and organisations will need to consider where their services best fit in the new NDIS environment.

  1. ILC - organisations apply for ILC funding and put forward their program or service to be considered.
  2. Individual supports - services will become supports that participants will purchase through their individual funding packages, and organisations register as an NDIS provider.
  3. Advocacy - the NDIS will fund advocacy services relating to support people with decisions, safeguards and capacity including support to approach and interact with disability services and mainstream services. However, systemic advocacy and legal review and representation will be funded outside of the NDIS. A National Disability Advocacy Framework is under review.