Disability self-help grants

Disability self-help grants are available to assist disability self-help groups in financing general expenses, minor works and equipment. 

The Victorian Government's commitment to supporting people with a disability and their families is reflected in the provision of non-recurrent operating grants of up to $10,000 for disability self-help groups. 

Disability self-help grants are allocated for a two-year period. 

How can the grant be used?

These grants are available to assist self-help groups to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of people with a disability to live independently in their own community, and actively participate in community activities 
  • Support members to make informed decisions about their own lives 
  • Encourage a network of community peer support and information exchange for people with a disability and their families/carers 
  • Increase opportunities for self-help groups to provide information and education on the experiences of people with a disability.