NDIS information, linkages and capacity building (ILC)

ILC program

The ILC program is managed by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. It provides funding to organisations to deliver projects in the community that benefit all Australians with disability.

These projects create connections between people with disability and the communities they live in. Projects aim to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of people with disability and improve access to community and mainstream services.

Aims of the program:

  • promote connections for people with disability, their families and carers, with broader systems of support
  • help build capacity to support people with disability, their families and carers
  • create inclusive communities for all people with disability
  • work together with local communities and other government services to improve inclusivity and accessibility 

ILC comprises of four programs.

  • Individual Capacity Building
  • National Information Program
  • Economic and Community Participation
  • Mainstream Capacity Building 

Examples of ILC projects include:

  • social program for school-aged children
  • leadership and life skills training to become work ready
  • facilitation of placements and work experience
  • mentorship and peer developed training modules for people with disability to build workplace capacity
  • on-the-job training for young people in the hospitality industry 
  • practical assistance to break into IT, trades and arts industries.

More information about ILC and the grants program is available on the Grant Connect website.