$5.6 million in funding awarded to expand the NDIS provider market

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced $5.6 million to help businesses transition to NDIS through the Transition Assistance Funding initiative.

Through this initiative, 280 organisations will receive grants of up to $20,000 each to access advice and professional services to develop their capabilities to effectively operate in the NDIS market.

Minister Robert said providers can use the funding for tailored business advice, software upgrades and other one-on-one support that will help them transition to the consumer driven model of the NDIS.

‘The Morrison Government is committed to the successful delivery of the NDIS, and this funding announcement is another step in achieving that goal,’ Minister Robert said.

‘The objective of the Transition Assistance Funding is to help providers transition to the NDIS while also creating more jobs in the disability and aged care sectors, particularly within regional, rural and outer metropolitan areas across Australia.

‘An additional 90,000 full-time equivalent employees are required to meet the demand for NDIS services by 2023, which is why the Morrison Government is investing in programs that support providers to transition and develop their workforces.

‘It is vital we support a strong and well-skilled provider market to deliver the services that NDIS participants need.’

A further funding round of Transition Assistance Funding will open later this year.