International Day of People with Disability grants awarded

International Day of People with Disability

Annually Nillumbik Shire Council supports International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), which is held on 3 December each year, to highlight the contributions people with disability make across the community.

Grants up to $1,000 are available to support events and activities celebrating and promoting disability inclusion in Nillumbik between November 2022 and January 2023.

This annual grant opens in July.

2022 recipients

A Fitting Connection

Celebrating Disability Creatively Community Artwork  |  $1,000
Series of two workshops for people living with a disability to participate in turning textile waste into a community artwork piece.


A Wheelie Good Day!  |  $1,000
Launch event to promote and celebrate the transferral of Araluen’s cycling program to the Diamond Creek Reserve Bike Shed. Araluen’s cycling program supports NDIS participants who have a wide range of abilities to learn to ride safely and with confidence so can they improve their health and fitness while enjoying regular outdoor exercise.

Different Journey

Autism and Lego Fun  |  $1,000
Two autism-friendly Lego events for autistic teens and their families with Lego Master Kate Frost from Frost Bricks.

Disability Sports Australia

Activate Inclusion Sports Day  |  $1,000
Activate Inclusion Sports Day for children aged 5-18 who have sensory, intellectual or physical disabilities.


Singin' in the Square  |  $1,000
Live music event at the Eltham town square rotunda.

Hurstbridge Tennis Club

All Abilities Fun Tennis Open Day  |  $1,000
All Abilities Fun Tennis Open Day to introduce players to the game of tennis and provide an opportunity to participate.


Nillumbik IDPwD Concert  |  $500
End of year concert for the Rewire Musical Memories Choir which is a therapeutic inclusive community choir supporting people living with dementia, their carers, friends and families.

St John of God Accord Disability Services

Live life through Music  |  $1,000
The Greensborough music client group will take to the stage to perform a suite of songs in front of a large audience.

The Salt Foundation

Silent Disco  |  $1,000
Silent Disco for people to enjoy a night of fun and party together, celebrating diversity and inclusion in our community.