Graham House secures grant to make community more inclusive
GRAHAM House Community Centre has been given the green light for a project to build a more inclusive community for people with disability.
The Murgon centre was one of 14 Queensland organisations to receive a grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency to deliver information, linkages and capacity building activities.
Minister for Disability Services Coralee O'Rourke said the grants would help ensure Queensland was a place where people with disability had equal access to opportunities and could contribute to, and play an active part in the community.
"These grants are about making sure people with disability are connected with their communities, and they form an important part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme,” Ms O'Rourke said.
"I am delighted that these local organisations will be bringing their experience and commitment to Queenslanders with disability to this part of the scheme.
"I encourage other organisations to consider any existing or potential work which is promoting social and economic inclusion for their clients, staff or people in the community, and think about applying for a grant.”
The funding program will include grant rounds for four programs including national information, individual capacity building, mainstream capacity building and economic and community participation.