International Day of People with Disability Grants


Applications closed

Grants up to $1,000 are available to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), which is held on 3 December each year to recognise the contributions and achievements of people with disabilities, both visible and invisible.  

Eligibility criteria

  • Incorporated not-for-profit community groups, organisations, schools that deliver projects and activities within the Shire of Nillumbik, or an individual who represents one.
  • Unincorporated groups must be auspiced by an incorporated body.
  • The event or activity must take place in and include residents of Nillumbik.
  • Events and activities are to be held in Nillumbik between November 2023 and January 2024.
  • Applicants must have minimum $10 million public liability insurance.
  • Applicants must have acquitted and be compliant with all grants previously awarded by Council.

What will be funded?

Events and activities that:

  • Celebrate and promote disability inclusion in Nillumbik
  • Demonstrate inclusive, creative and innovative activities which broaden community awareness and participation for people with disability
  • Showcase the skills, abilities, contributions and achievements of people with a disability
  • Engage people with a disability to celebrate and raise awareness of IDPwD
  • Are within a reasonable price range (free or up to a maximum of $10 per person).

What won't be funded?

Applications will NOT be considered for:

  • A project, event or activity that is not being held in the Nillumbik municipal boundary, or does not directly benefit Nillumbik residents
  • Ongoing payment of salaries, administrative, maintenance or organisational operating costs
  • Projects or events with a political or religious purpose
  • Any project that purely promotes a business
  • Alcohol or gambling related activities
  • Projects that have received full funding from another source
  • Retrospective funding or projects which are due to commence prior to the notification of the application outcome
  • Applicants that are in debt to or have any outstanding commitments with the Shire.


A panel consisting of members of Council's Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee will review the applications based on the selection criteria. You may also be contacted for further information and to discuss the project. 

The decision of the Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee will be final, and applicants will be notified once the outcome is known.

If you have an idea for a disability inclusive event or activity, call the Disability Inclusion team on 0438 277 428 or email

Visit IDPwD to download event planning kits, which include ideas for events and activities, as well as posters and other resources for your celebration. Successful applicants are required to promote their event using at least two of the options from the IDPwD website.