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$5 million individual disability fund closing

2 April 2014

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka encouraged people with disability to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to support and build their confidence and competence. 

"The NSW Government has allocated $5 million in funding for the My Choice Matters initiative which is being administered by the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability," said Mr Ajaka.

"Applications for the first round of funding close on Monday 7 April with three more rounds being offered this year.

"This initiative is an example of the NSW Government’s commitment to supporting people with disability and getting on with the job of delivering quality services.

"The application brief calls for creative projects to help build confidence for people living with disability or to help them communicate within their community.

"Projects could include going to a public speaking course to increase confidence or creating a support group to share information about moving out of home.

"This initiative is giving people real opportunities to experiment and trial new ways of doing things and a chance for them to share their learning or experience with others.

"I encourage people with disability to contact the My Choice Matters team to discuss their ideas and find out how they can get involved.

"The NSW Government is proud to be supporting initiatives that will encourage people with disability to have greater control over their lives," said Minister Ajaka.

For information about My Choice Matters visit, email or phone 1800 144 653.

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