Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund
The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund is about helping indigenous and non-indigenous people with disability to undertake and participate in formal and informal education programs.
For many people with disabilities from both indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds, education can go a long way to developing skills, self-esteem and pride in their families, friends and community.
There are six monthly grants of up to $2,500 are available to assist people with disabilities to continue learning.
This fund was established by Frank Hall-Bentick and friends in 2008. Frank has a life-long disability and along with other members of his family has experienced many years of hospitalisation, special schools and disability services. For the last thirty-eight years Frank has been involved in disability advocacy and the empowerment of people with disability locally, nationally and internationally. Realising that the work to empower people with disability is ongoing he has long considered the best way to support this is through further education and learning.
Eligibility: People with disabilities of any age living in Australia may apply for any assistance to help with both formal and informal education. While people may need assistance to complete the application, we would like a letter in the persons own words telling us why they want to learn.
Applications closed: 31 March 2021.