Disability Employment Advocacy and Information Program Grant Opportunity
The Disability Employment Advocacy and Information Program (the Advocacy Program) grant opportunity will provide people with high support needs, their families and carers, with access to advocacy support and information to build their confidence and understanding about their rights and options at work. The program was announced as part of the Government’s 2023–24 Budget.
$9.8 million is available from 2023–24 to 2026–27 for the Advocacy Program.
The Advocacy Program will be open to a single provider or consortium who can provide the following, disability employment specific services Australia wide:
- case based advocacy support, where people with high support needs and their families would have the opportunity to access short term, one-on-one assistance to solve a particular employment issue
- group based workshops, events or information sessions for people with high support needs – both online and in person
- group based workshops, events or information sessions for families and carers of people with high support needs, both online and in person.
If capacity allows, the provider could also deliver facilitated peer networks and individual mentoring/leadership development for people with high support needs and families and carers.
All services must be delivered with a supported-decision making approach, where the will, preferences and rights of people with disability and their families and carers is respected and supported.