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Leadership Fund

Applications close 5pm Friday, Nov 20 2015.

BACKGROUND

Karingal is at the forefront of change under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Barwon, as a trial site and home of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), has been given a unique opportunity for service providers to drive innovation and become architects of best practice service delivery. Karingal developed its Disability Action Plan as a cornerstone strategy to promote a fully inclusive community and support its efforts to continually improve outcomes for clients and the Karingal community.

The Karingal Leadership Fund was established to address Goal Two of the Karingal Disability Action Plan; "Karingal will sponsor people with a disability to participate in leadership programs and opportunities".

Karingal has committed $10,000 to the fund to build its network of people with a disability who can lead, inform and participate in the organisation's planning and development.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR FUNDING? 

To be eligible, applicants are required to be a Karingal client or staff member with a disability who has six (6) continuous months of receiving support services or employment.

FUNDING CATEGORIES

Leadership development programs

Funding towards the program costs associated with one day professional development courses and longer leadership programs from a recognised provider.

Note: Tertiary course fees are specifically excluded.

Leadership opportunities

Financial assistance to cover costs involved with community and corporate leadership positions and opportunities (i.e. positions on company boards or committees)

Resources

Financial assistance to purchase books, software and other specific course requirements for Bachelor degrees and Master qualifications at registered Australian Universities.

Ancillary costs

Funding to cover or contribute to reasonable accommodation costs and services that allow a person to more fully participate in a leadership opportunity.

Please note: Attendant care is specifically excluded.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 20 November 2015. Late applications will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by the Karingal Disability Advisory Group (KDAG) which consists of participants, carers and staff. The number of individuals receiving funding is at the discretion of KDAG.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION FORM

Online

Application forms can be completed and submitted via the form below.

Application forms and any attachments can be emailed to leadershipfund@karingal.org.au or posted to:

Post

Karingal Leadership Fund

C/O Jacqui McKim

1 Riverview Terrace

Belmont VIC

3216

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

Funding will be announced in the week ending December 4, 2015 by email (preferable) or by post. All applications will receive a response. Funding will be dependent on confirmation of enrolment and the submission of appropriate evidence of costs.

Payments can be either upfront or a reimbursement of costs incurred over a period of up to two years from July 1st 2015 and up to the nominated funding amount.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE

Information and/or assistance to complete an application form can be obtained by telephoning Karingal on 1300 558 368.

Plain text screen reader, large text and plain English pictorial forms are available.

If you would like the form mailed, please call 1300 558 368.

Karingal would like to acknowledge the efforts of those seeking funding. We are proud to be able to contribute to the growth of our future leaders.

Leadership fund nomination form

 

APPLICATION FORM 

Karingal is collecting your personal information to conduct activities in relation to the Karingal Leadership Fund.

This information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose.

Karingal respects the right to privacy of individuals including our employees, customers and suppliers. Refer to the Karingal Privacy Policy at www.karingal.org.au/privacy for more details."

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