Australian Government – Support and connection for parents and carers of young children with disability or developmental concerns

Status: Ongoing

Region: Australia wide


The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the National Early Childhood Program for Children with Disability or Developmental Concerns (NECP) – ‘Support and connection for parents and carers of young children with disability or developmental concerns’ grant opportunity from December 2022 to June 2025. One provider or consortia will be preferred to deliver this grant opportunity, with face-to-face sessions delivered in all states and territories.

The grant opportunity will provide facilitated group information sessions, workshops or interactive sessions in all states and territories for parents and carers of young children aged 0 to 8 years with a newly identified disability or who have concerns regarding their child’s development. These information or interactive sessions should provide opportunities for families early in their journey to learn from, and connect with:

  • evidence-based information
  • family-focused strategies
  • peers with similar experiences.

These sessions should be flexible in content to meet participant needs in the community and may focus broadly on any disability or developmental concern, and some may be tailored to address specific disabilities such as autism.

This grant will aim to build parents capacity to support their child’s development through facilitated group information sessions or workshops. This will give families the opportunity to learn from and connect with evidence-based information, family-focused strategies and peers with similar experiences.

Funding of up to $6.9 million over 3 years is available for each of these grants.

It is preferable each grant will fund one provider or consortia to deliver activities across Australia. Applicants may apply for one or both grants.

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