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New grants to help ACT organisations and businesses break down disability barriers

Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 11:15 AM

Ian Bushnell, The Riot ACT. 27 September 2017
 
Community organisations and small businesses will be able to improve their services and facilities for people with a disability through a new ACT Government grants program.
 
Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, and Disability, Children and Youth, Rachel Stephen-Smith said the Disability Inclusion Grants program provided $200,000 over four years to promote the inclusion of people with a disability by removing hurdles to social participation.
 
She said organisations would be able to make practical improvements to their facilities or how they deliver their services through initiatives such as disability awareness training, infrastructure modifications or the purchase of assistive technologies like hearing loops.
 
“I encourage non-government organisations, community groups and small business owners who want to better engage people with a disability to use this opportunity to improve access for Canberrans with a disability,” she said.
 
“In particular, I encourage potential applicants to engage with people with a disability to identify barriers and consider the best way of addressing them.”
 
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