Joy Burch has announced the first NDIS grants:
More than $4 million in life-changing grants have been awarded to Canberrans with disabilities in another milestone towards the ACT roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Minister for Disability Joy Burch said the first round of the Enhanced Service Offer grants would see more than 800 people with disabilities receive funds that will enable them to enjoy activities, supports and opportunities that most of us take for granted.
“These grants are going to see people with disabilities do things that really will make a huge difference to their lives,” Ms Burch said.
“One person has funding for water-proof hearing aids so that they can swim and hear; another person is using their grant to visit family interstate, someone else to take part in a sporting competition and yet more people to make changes to bathrooms and cars.