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Apply for an AVID Disability Initiative Grant

If you are volunteering in the disability sector or would like to start engaging with people with disabilities as part of your AVID assignment, then an AVID Disability Initiative Grant (DIG) could help. The fourth round of DIGs are now open for application.

Past successful initiatives have included staff training on disability delivered by local people with disabilities, introduction of assistive technologies and publishing training and advocacy materials. You can read more about these initiatives here.

Webinars will be held to provide additional information and discuss the DIGs with potential applicants on Tuesday 16 May 11:00am – 12:00pm ACDT and Thursday 18 May 3:00pm – 4:00pm ACDT. Register for a webinar here.

Applications have closed. 


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Current Australian volunteers can apply for grants of up to $1,000 (AUD) to deliver an initiative that promotes collaboration, capacity development and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

24 countries

All Australian volunteers working across 24 countries are eligible to apply for a Disability Initiative Grant.

All sectors

Australian volunteers from any sector are eligible to apply. Volunteers from sectors outside of the disability field are encouraged to think about ways that a disability initiative could be introduced within their host organisation.

Important documents

Read about the Disability Initiative Grant Pilot
Dig Pilot report
Learn more about the application process
The application process and tips
DFAT's Development for All 2015–2020 Strategy
Development for all

The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program is an Australian Government initiative.

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