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International Day of People with Disability 2022 Grant

I-Day 2022 Grant
ACT Government

Please read the Guidelines carefully before completing your application online

The ACT Government is pleased to announce the opportunity for individuals and community organisations to apply for financial support, in the form of a once-only grant to assist in a program or event for the International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) in 2022.

Applications Open: 10am, Monday 15 August 2022
Applications Close: 5pm, Monday 26 September 2022

Guidelines: 2022 International Day Grants

Applications Open: 10am, Monday 15 August 2022
Applications Close: 5pm, Monday 26 September 2022

Please read these guidelines carefully before completing your application online

1. Introduction

The ACT Government is pleased to announce the opportunity for individuals and community organisations to apply for financial support, in the form of a once-only grant to assist in a program or event for the International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) in 2022.

I-Day is held on 3 December each year. I-Day is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote awareness and understanding of disability issues and encourage support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disability. I-Day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of inclusion of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

1.1 Grant Administration

GetAboutAble is an Australian social enterprise that empowers people with mobility, hearing, vision, and other accessibility needs to participate in travel & leisure activities and helps the travel & leisure sector be more inclusive for people with disability.

This year, we will be administering the ACT Office for Disability-International Day for People with Disability (IDPWD) 2022 Grant.

2. Aim

I-Day aims to bring together people with disability, community organisations, businesses, individuals and all levels of government. I-Day unites people in the celebration and acknowledgement of the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.

3. Available Funding

Total funding of $25,000 (GST exclusive) is available in the 2022 round.

Individuals and organisations may apply for a grant up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) to be used for a project or initiative in the 2022-2023 financial year.

Grants are one-off for the programs/services specified and are not intended as a recurring funding source.

4. Funding Purpose

Projects, activities or initiatives must demonstrate how they will address one or more of the following five (5) priorities:

  1. Create inclusive opportunities for people with disability in the Canberra community
  2. Showcase the skills, abilities, contributions and achievements of people with disability.
  3. Raise awareness and understanding of disability issues, including raising awareness/prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault against women with disability.
  4. Provide opportunities for people with and without disability to come together, share ideas and network.
  5. Build sustainable options for people with disability to connect with their communities.

A diverse range of activities and events have previously taken place across Australia for I-Day that have been effective in raising awareness, providing information and resources, launching new ventures and celebrating the diversity and talent of people with disabilities. A few examples are:

  • music, dance and drama performances;
  • floristry classes & art workshops;
  • networking events;
  • photographic and short film exhibitions;
  • information stalls at hospitals and local shopping centres;
  • guest speakers at lunches and BBQs;
  • inclusive agency open days and morning teas;
  • multi-sport competitions and ‘Come and Try’ days;
  • awards and competitions such as a poster competition for primary school students;
  • bush dances and dance parties;
  • and formal launches of new business and resources.

5. Eligibility Requirements

5.1 Organisation Eligibility Requirements

Only organisations that meet all the following eligibility requirements may apply:

  1. be a non-government, incorporated entity that is not-for-profit;
  2. have no overdue reporting obligations for any previous ACT Government grant including: evaluations, acquittal reports and audited financial statements;
  3. provide an event/program that will be located primarily in the ACT and primarily for the benefit of ACT residents;
  4. and have not received funding from another source to deliver or provide the same or similar event/program.

Organisations that are not incorporated must be auspiced by an incorporated entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Parents and Citizens Associations are welcome to apply for an I-Day Grant on behalf of a school.

Only one (1) application per eligible organisation is allowed.

5.2 Individual Eligibility Requirements

Only individuals that meet all the following eligibility requirements may apply:

Only individuals that meet all the following eligibility requirements may apply:

  1. be over the age of 18 years
  2. provide proof of ACT residency
  3. provide an event/program which will be located primarily in the ACT and primarily for the benefit of ACT residents
  4. have no overdue reporting obligations for any previous ACT Government grant including: evaluations, acquittal reports and audited financial statements
  5. and have not received funding from another source to deliver or provide the same or similar event/program.

Only one (1) application per person is allowed.

5.3 Obligations of Auspicing Body

The Auspicing Body will:

  • Be the applicant for this grant funding and if successful contract directly with GetAboutAble for the receipt of grant funding, and comply with all grant funding contractual obligations, including the provision of progress reports, final reports and financial acquittal documentation.
  • Be the entity that will accept the grant funding for the Project and administer the funding in accordance with the Grant Guidelines and Letter of Offer.
  • Disburse grant funding to the Auspiced Party in accordance with the Grant Guidelines and Letter of Offer and not unreasonably withhold funding from the Auspiced Party for the implementation of the Project.

If you do not comply with the above eligibility requirements, your application will not be assessed for funding.

6. Exclusions on the use of Grant Funding

Funding will exclude (but not limited to):

  1. equipment and hardware;
  2. capital works;
  3. projects that do not contribute to the Aim of the Grant Program;
  4. ongoing funding;
    projects where alternative sources of funding are more appropriate;
  5. projects that are a duplication of an existing service, program, project or event;
  6. projects which have a political or religious purpose or objective;
  7. projects that do not occur primarily within the Australian Capital Territory;
  8. salaries where the salary forms part of the organisations/individual usual responsibility;
  9. recurrent operating or maintenance costs for day-to-day operations of the organisation;
    retrospective costs — projects or purchases which have already taken place;
  10. debt payment;
  11. commitments such as contracts, hire purchases or rental agreements for any goods beyond the period funded;
  12. purchase or lease of real estate;
  13. prize money;
  14. travelling allowances;
  15. and projects which are deemed to be inappropriate and offensive.

7. Assessment

A Panel of Assessors (Panel) will review all applications and recommend eligibility and priority within the available funds. The Panel will make their recommendation based on the information provided in the application.

All eligible funding applications will be assessed against the following criterion:

  1. Inclusion. The proposal demonstrates how people with disability are included in the development and delivery of the event/program.
  2. Community Capacity. The proposal demonstrates how the event/program will strengthen the capacity of the community to provide further opportunities for people with disability.
  3. Timeframes and Budget. The timeframe is realistic and clearly details the key milestones to achieve the outcome. The budget is realistic and clearly details all expenditure for the event/program and demonstrates value for money.

We welcome successful projects that have been held before and provide continuity for I-Day but these applications would be assisted by information about how the event/project is still relevant and whether there are new elements in their delivery.

Note: an application must meet the minimum scoring threshold in all three (3) criteria to be recommended for funding.

The Panel will consist of the following representatives:

  1. One (1) or more representatives with disability.
  2. One (1) or more representatives from the Community Services Directorate.
  3. One (1) or more representatives from the community.

You will be advised of the outcome of your proposal in writing as soon as a decision has been announced by the Minister for Disability.

8. Accepting a Grant

8.1 Grant Requirement

Successful applicants will be required to enter into an Agreement with the ACT Government setting out the terms and conditions for which funding will be provided, including acquittal requirements within the agreed timeframe; this Agreement will be a Letter of Offer.

Funds may be spent only on items and activities specified in the Agreement. Any unspent funds must be returned to the Community Services Directorate.

Grant recipients must ensure that the assistance provided by the ACT Government is appropriately acknowledged in any promotional or other materials, including that of the grant administrator GetAboutAble. The ACT Government’s Branding Guidelines and “Supported By” logo are accessible at: https://www.act.gov.au/branding. Please email GetAboutAble at contact@getaboutable.com for a logo.

If you wish to vary your Agreement in any way, you must first obtain written permission from the Grant Manager.

The names, project descriptions and funding amount of all successful applications will be posted on the Community Services Directorate website following the assessment process; by accepting a grant you agree to this requirement.

8.2 Acquittal/Reporting Requirements

An acquittal of the grant must be provided by 30 June 2023, or by the date specified in the Letter of Offer, any unexpended funds are to be returned at the time of acquitting the grant. An acquittal form and reporting form (if required) will be supplied to successful applicants with their Agreement.

We require you to keep ALL receipts and submit them with your acquittal form.

Please note: To be eligible for funding in future grants rounds, applicants must meet all acquittal and reporting requirements.

8.3 Insurance

For many projects an organisation must carry at least $10 million in Public Liability Insurance. The requirement to have insurance and the level required is determined by an assessment of the risks and liabilities of the proposal. Usually low risk proposals are not required to have additional insurance. Organisations who apply will be asked to provide a copy of their insurance with the application form. If additional insurance is required successful applicants will be notified in their Deed of Grant or Letter of Offer.

For individuals, successful applicants will be notified in their Letter of Offer if insurance is required.

9. Important Information for Applicants

9.1 Accessibility

The ACT Government is committed to making its information, services, events and venues, accessible to as many people as possible.

If you have difficulty reading a standard printed document and would like to receive this publication in an alternative format – such as large print or audio – please telephone 133 427.

If English is not your first language and you require the translating and interpreting services – please telephone 131 450.

If you are deaf or hearing impaired and require the National Relay Service – please telephone 133 677 and then ask for 133 427.

9.2 When to submit your application
  • Applications open 10am, Monday 15 August 2022
  • Applications close 5pm, Monday 26 September 2022

Applications received after 5pm, Monday 26 September 2022 will not be accepted.

9.3 How to submit your application

All applications must be submitted via the online Application Form at: https://2022i-daygrant.grantplatform.com

Hardcopy or email applications will not be accepted.
You will need to register to begin your application with a password requirement of 12 characters, including a number, an upper-and a lower-case and a special character. You will need to create a new application to proceed. Please ensure you save as you go. If you are having difficulty in accessing the online application form or if an error occurs, please contact GetAboutAble for assistance contact@getaboutable.com

Navigating (moving through) the Good Grant application form
On the right-hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application.
Click on any page to jump directly to that page. You can also click ‘next page’ or ‘previous page’ on the bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

Saving your draft application and returning
You can press ‘save’ at any point and log out. When you log back in, your draft application will be saved
and you can start where you left off. You must remember your login details.

Submitting your application
The submit button is on the final page. You will not be able to submit your application until all the
questions are completed.

Attachments and support documents
You may wish to upload/submit attachments to support your application. For some Categories you will
have to include attachments. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your
computer, on a zip drive, or similar. If you are not able to upload a document, please contact GetAboutAble on contact@getaboutable.com

Completing an application in a group/team
A number of people can work on an application using the same login details provided that only one
person is working on the application at any given time. Ensure you save as you go.
Once you have completed your application it will be submitted to the Grants Program Officer.

All supporting documentation must be submitted with the grant application

If your application does not include all required documentation, such as quotes, it will be deemed
ineligible. You can upload supporting documentation to your application on the page after the declaration and privacy statement.

Timelines

  • Grants open 15 August 2022
  • Closing date for applications 26 September 2022
  • Applicants advised of the outcome of their application by mid October 2022
  • Grant Acceptance documents due Late October 2022
  • Events take place on or around 3 December 2022
9.4 Addendum

Any additional information as part of this grant program will be posted online at:

https://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/disability_act/grants

In addition, all applicants that have started or submitted an online application form will be notified by email to the address that was registered on the application.

9.5 Confidentiality

All material submitted to GetAboutAble is provided in confidence. However, the ACT Government and GetAboutAble may promote successful applicants for the mutual benefit of the I-Day Grants Program and the applicant. Details of applications will not be made available to third parties without permission.

9.6 Complaints

What you can expect

A complaint is defined as an expression of dissatisfaction in relation to the application process and/or an unsuccessful application for a grant.

You or your representatives have the right to raise your concerns. This information supports us to improve services and supports your right to ask questions about the grant application process as well as decisions made in relation to an unsuccessful application.

You can expect to:

  1. be treated respectfully, fairly and in confidence
  2. have your concerns dealt with as soon as possible
  3. be informed of progress and
  4. be told of the outcome.

10. Further Information

For more information on GetAboutAble or to lodge a complaint, please contact the Grants Program Manager on 0427 962 658 during business hours, or email contact@getaboutable.com

For information about the I-Day Grants please contact GetAboutAble at contact@getaboutable.com

11. COVID-19

Applicants should take into consideration public health advice and any recommendations or precautions that are required to maintain the health and safety of their staff, volunteers, members, agents, contractors and the general public in planning their proposal and preparing their application. Any costs that may be incurred in implementing precautionary or safety measures should be factored into the costings outlined in the application.

It is recommended the applicant undertake a comprehensive risk assessment analysis for their proposal to ensure the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of the ACT community.

The ACT Government and Office for Disability recognise that the COVID-19 health emergency presents a volatile and unpredictable environment and reserves the right to reposition, modify or amend how the Grants are administered, postpone or cancel the 2022 I-Day Grant program if it is deemed reasonable and necessary to do so.

Please read the full Guidelines above before applying

The ACT Government is pleased to announce the opportunity for individuals and community organisations to apply for financial support, in the form of a once-only grant to assist in a program or event for the International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) in 2022.

Applications Open: 10am, Monday 15 August 2022
Applications Close: 5pm, Monday 26 September 2022