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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 7 Hansard (31 July) . . Page.. 2413 ..


I look forward to seeing how these funded initiatives will make a difference to these community organisations and the ACT community they serve.

MS CODY: Minister, can you update the Assembly on current and upcoming grant opportunities that help build a stronger and more inclusive community?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Ms Cody for the supplementary question. Of course, the ACT government makes a number of grants available to support organisations that provide vital services and connection to thousands of Canberrans. One example is the disability inclusion grants. Now in their second year, the grants provide one-off funding of up to $20,000 for community groups, not-for-profit organisations and small businesses in the ACT to become more inclusive and accessible for people with disability and to remove barriers to participation.

In the recent budget, the government doubled the funding available in the annual grant round from $50,000 to $100,000. The latest round of grants will close on Thursday. I thank members who have promoted the grants to their constituents.

Following on from the disability inclusion grants, the I-Day grants will soon open. These grants provide funding of up to $5,000 to individuals and organisations to help mark the International Day of People with Disability in December each year.

I am also delighted to advise the Assembly that the annual participation (multicultural) grant program will open in October 2018. These are just some examples of the large number of ways that this government supports community organisations across the ACT.

Mr Barr: I ask that further question be placed on the notice paper.

Papers

Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Ethics and Integrity Adviser for Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, pursuant to Continuing Resolution 6A of the Assembly of 10 April 2008, as amended 21 August 2008—Report for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, dated 11 July 2018.

Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 17(5)—Auditor-General's Reports—

No 7/2018—Five ACT public schools' engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, families and community, dated 28 June 2018.

No 8/2018—Assembly of rural land west of Canberra—

Report, dated 29 June 2018.

Corrigendum, dated 23 July 2018.

Corrigendum.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory and the Minister for Police and


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