Project Title: Sustainability under NDIS for the Ipswich Community
Funding Source: QCF General Fund
Grant Amount: $28,660
FOCAL is committed to actively supporting people with disabilities, their families and carers, through high quality, flexible service delivery and authentic advocacy within Ipswich and the surrounding community.
A $28,660 grant from Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) enabled FOCAL to strengthen its position in the disability sector. FOCAL used the funding to engage an external consultancy organisation to prepare the Board, staff and clients for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
QCF’s grant facilitated strategic development for key stakeholders within FOCAL through information sessions, one-on-one training and printed materials regarding the NDIS. The project benefitted more than 60 staff members and 200 participants by greatly improving their awareness of the NDIS.
The grant was also used to purchase new resources and tools.