National Disability Strategy - National Disability Conference Initiative 2021 – 2022

Grant Category Services for People with Disabilities
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of the Department of Social Services
Selection process Open
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

Activity Stream 2 – Mainstream Conference Inclusion Activity

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI) 2021-22. The NDCI is delivered as part of the activities supporting the aims in the National Disability Strategy and assists in delivering improved outcomes for people with disability and their carers.

There are two categories of grants available under NDCI in 2021-22:

  • Activity Stream 1: Disability Conference Activity (DCA)

    The DCA will be a continuation of the existing NDCI program, providing grants of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) to enable disability conference organisers to maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conferences.

    If you wish to learn more about or apply for this activity stream please go to the NDCI – Activity Stream 1 landing page.

  • Activity Stream 2: Mainstream Conference Inclusion Activity (MCIA)

    This is a new activity stream to provide grants of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) to Disabled People’s Organisations or Families Organisations (DPO/FOs) to collaborate with a mainstream conference organiser to ensure conference proceedings include disability issues sessions/keynote address and that the conference is inclusive/accessible to people with disability. 

    To apply for Activity Stream 2: Mainstream Conference Inclusion Activity use the link at the bottom of this page

Note: Eligible organisations are able to apply for one or both activity streams outlined above, however you can only submit one application per stream for this grant opportunity. If more than one application per activity stream is submitted, the latest accepted application form in each stream will progress.

More information

More information on the National Disability Strategy - National Disability Conference Initiative, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sample Letter of Agreement

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If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 or email

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Please quote 2019-3896 – National Disability Conference Initiative when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.