The government today announced the $5.3 million funding in providing services and work for people living with disability. The organisations which will receive the funding are as follow:
· Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) – representing children and young people (0-25 yrs) with disability;
· First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) – representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability;
· National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) – representing people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), as well as non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB);
· People with Disability Australia (PWDA) – a national organisation focused on disability rights and advocacy;
· Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) – representing women and girls with disability;
· A consortium led by the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO);
· National Disability Services (NDS) – representing more than 1,100 non-government service providers which provide support to people with disability; and
· Mental Health Australia (MHA) – representing the Australian mental health sector.
We’re pleased to see that the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) will be receiving this major support from the government, which enables its support for people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
NEDA is the national peak organisation representing the rights and interests of people living with disability, their families and carers, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) and non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB). It is a community based, non-government organisation funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS).
For more information, please go to: https://christianporter.dss.gov.au/media-releases/53-million-invested-in-advocacy-services-for-australians-with-disability