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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 4401 ..


forthcoming two years. At each Board meeting the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund must provide a written report with respect to the Funded Activities outlined in the Funding Deed undertaken in the period. Commencing on 31 August 2019, on or before each 31 August during the Term and upon expiration of the Term, the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund must provide to the Territory an Annual Report for the previous Financial Year. An official observer, to be appointed by the Territory, will receive copies of all Chief Minister's Charitable Fund Board papers and will be able to attend Board meetings.

(4) The process for community organisations to apply for funding through the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund is still under consideration and development. A local charity, Hands Across Canberra, has been appointed as the administrator of the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund and is consulting with the community regarding expectations. It is anticipated that the final process will build on Hands Across Canberra's expertise and the annual community grants program currently delivered by that organisation.

Disability services—grants (Question No 1745)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:

Will funding under the Disability Inclusion Grants Program extend to supporting community groups, organisations and small businesses to become more inclusive and accessible for people living with dementia.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Disability Inclusion Grants Program is designed to promote the inclusion of people with disability by removing hurdles to social participation. This will benefit all members of the community, including people with cognitive disability, which encompass people living with dementia.

Small businesses and community groups looking to support people with dementia with a suitable project are welcome to apply in the 2019 grant round.

Community services—project funding (Question No 1746)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Community Services and Facilities, upon notice, on 21 September 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Children, Youth and Families):

(1) What funding is being considered in scope for the Early Intervention by Design Project.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Government and non-government human services are in-scope for the Early Support by Design project. This includes services funded and provided by the Community Services


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