In The Media | 27 February 2017

Innovative Workforce Fund Open to Anyone

A $4 million fund to support projects that identify innovative ways of building and managing the disability workforce under the NDIS is calling for anyone with ideas to apply.

The first round of funding under the Innovative Workforce Fund is set to open on 6 March 2017.

The initiative aims to stimulate and disseminate new, more efficient and effective ways for the disability support sector to engage, develop and utilise the workforce to meet the needs of NDIS participants.

Caroline Alcorso, national manager of workforce development of National Disability Services, which has been appointed to manage the IWF, told Pro Bono News the initiative was not limited to NDS members or disability organisations.

“The scope of the funding is very broad in terms of eligibility so anyone can apply,” Alcorso said.

“It is certainly not intended to be just for established providers, it is meant to be for anybody, for individuals, for researchers, for people who are the cutting edge of experimentation of other areas.

Source: Pro Bono Australia