Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program – Transition Assistance Funding

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26 April 2019 12:00 am - 11:00 pm Australia/Hobart

    Transition Assistance Funding is available to support providers looking to deliver National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services to transition to the NDIS market and grow their business.

    Under the BLCW Program, eligible service providers are able to apply for Transition Assistance Funding valued at up to $20,000 (excluding GST) to purchase tailored professional services, including business advice, to grow their business and workforce capability.

    The first round of Transition Assistance Funding is now open. To apply, just complete three easy steps:

    Step 1: Check the Funding Guidelines to both check your organisation’s eligibility and see the list of priority funding areas for this round.
    Step 2: Complete a free Readiness Assessment, to both measure your readiness to transition to the NDIS and also to get your Unique ID required to apply for Transition Assistance Funding.
    Step 3: Apply through the Community Grants Hub website. Application close 11pm AEST, Friday 26 April 2019.

    All questions on the Transition Assistance Funding need to go through the Community Grants Hub on 1800 020 283 or email support@communitygrants.gov.au. For further inquiries in relation to the Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program, please visit the BLCW website or contact info@blcwprogram.com.au.

    The Boosting the Local Care Workforce (BLCW) website provides tools and resources to assist providers to transition to and succeed in the NDIS.

    • The BLCW website can be found at https://blcw.dss.gov.au/.
    • The NDIS Demand Map, which provides estimates of participant, workforce and spend numbers by postcode, can be found at https://blcw.dss.gov.au/demandmap/index.html.
    • Providers can complete a free Readiness Assessment, to both measure their readiness to transition to the NDIS, and also to get a Unique ID required to apply for Transition Assistance Funding.
    • Organisations and other stakeholders can contact BLCW Program Regional Coordinators at https://blcw.dss.gov.au/explore/connect-with-your-regional-coordinator/. Regional Coordinators can provide localised support, gather intelligence on local issues, assist providers to complete a Readiness Assessment and connect stakeholders with complementary programs and initiatives in the disability and aged care sectors.