The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply via an open process to produce print material in alternative formats for people who are unable to use standard print under the Disability and Carer Support Program – Print Disability Services Program nationally from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021. Funding will be offered for three years as a result of this process.
Funding under the Program is directed to the production of digital masters of print material, to reflect the uptake of recent and emerging technology and to ensure the best quality material is available to the end user. The availability of this material may be provided directly through the organisations selected to provide the output in the variety of appropriate print disability accessible formats or via another eligible organisation that provide the materials to the consuming print disability individual.
The question and answer period will close at 5:00pm AEDT Thursday, 19 October 2017. Following this time, only questions relating to using and/or submitting the application form will be answered
The Australian Government has committed a total of $5,703,000 (GST exclusive) over three years ($1,901,000 per year) for the Print Disability Services Program starting 1 July 2018.
There is no maximum amount that may be applied for, however, grants cannot exceed $5,703,000 (GST exclusive) for three years, which is the total available.