Lighthouse Project grant recipients announced

Through the Lighthouse Project Grants Program 2019, grants of up to $10,000 were made available for local governments to establish projects which increase disability awareness and confidence and/or engagement from the wider business community, with overall increased impact on the employment of people with disability.

Congratulations to the fifteen applicants who were successful in obtaining grant funding totalling $100,027.

The 2019 Lighthouse Project grant recipients are:

Projects under the component 'Disability-awareness and confidence training for managers and/or staff'

City of Melvile, $3,150
"Invisibilia - Staff Invisible Disability Awareness Training"

City of South Perth, $10,000
"Disability-awareness and Confidence Training"

Shire of Wandering, $1,520
"Disability Confidence at the Shire of Wandering"

City of Wanneroo, $7,272.72
"Developing an Inclusive Culture"

Projects under the component 'Activities that engage the wider business community in disability employment'

City of Greater Geraldton, $2,060
"Disability Employment Mobile Expo"

City of Rockingham, $10,000
"Disability Employment Business Engagement Events"

Projects that incorporate both components

Shire of Augusta Margaret River, $10,000
"The Tapping In Initiative"

City of Canning, $6,022.72
"Canning - A Welcoming & Thriving City"

Shire of Capel, $5,100
"Inclusive Employment"

Shire of Cunderdin (joint application with the Shire of Tammin), $10,701.30
"Shire of Cunderdin - Mental Health Training"

Shire of Denmark (joint application with the Shire of Plantagenet), $7,500
"Disability Awareness Train the Trainer"

City of Mandurah, $10,000
"Simple Solutions, Real Opportunities"

Shire of Pingelly, $9.000
"Pingelly and Surrounding Districts Disability in Employment Awareness Program"

City of Stirling, $5,800

City of Subiaco, $1,900
"Lunch and Learn/Business over Coffee"

Funding for the Lighthouse Project Grants Program is provided under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) stream. In WA, the ILC is managed by the Department of Communities. Administration of the grants is coordinated by LG Professionals WA with assistance from Localise.

This project is an NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Initiative.