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Funding to Improve Access – Now Open

Applications are now open for Building Disability Inclusive Businesses and Community Organisations Funding round.

By Portal Admin - 30th August 2019 - Back to News

Applications are now open for up to $1,000 for the 2019 Building Disability Inclusive Businesses and Community Organisations Funding round. The funding is available to increase accessibility to businesses or community organisations for your customers, visitors, members or employees with disability.

To be eligible for this funding, your business or community organisations must:

  • be located in Bass Coast
  • develop a simple plan of intended actions to improve access and inclusion for people with a disability
  • work in partnership with Council’s Community Facilitator – RuralAccess

Examples of potential projects could include:
  • improvements to physical access (ramps, signage, accessible toilets, illuminate nosing strips for stairs, colour contrasting paint for way-finding etc.)
  • engage a consultant to deliver Disability Awareness Training at your next team/staff meeting
  • create and print large print menus, flyers or promotions for people with vision impairment
  • take part in a Communication Access Assessment to become more accessible for people with complex communication needs
  • develop a disability action plan
  • any other idea that you think will help people with a disability access your business/organisation more easily

Applications close 5.00pm Friday, 27 September 2019

For more information and application forms, visit our website at or contact Kathryn Pryor, Community Facilitator - RuralAccess on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or via the National Relay Service 13 35 77 or (for people with communication difficulties) or email


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