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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6549

Disability Employment Expos

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Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Social Services
Close Date & Time:
18-Jan-2024 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
171004 - Services for People with Disabilities
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive

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The Disability Employment Expos will run for 12 months over 2023–24 to 2024–25. The program was announced as part of the Government’s 2023–24 Budget.

The Disability Employment Expos will provide people with disability with high support needs, and their families and carers, with information on a range of employment pathways and available supports. The grant opportunity is open to a single provider or consortium who can deliver up to 8 expos nationally, including one virtual expo.

The overarching outcomes intended for this grant are for people with high support needs because of their disability, and their families, to have:

  • a better understanding of the various pathways to employment, and the role that employment related supports and services can play
  • an opportunity to connect with local employers, including mainstream employers, who may be open to hiring people with disability, including those with high support needs.

Up to $1.44 million is available from 2023–24 to 2024–25 for the expos.


To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Company 
  • Cooperative
  • Incorporated Association
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • International Entity
  • Local Government
  • Partnership
  • Statutory Entity.

Additional eligibility requirements apply, please see section 4 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Assessment of applications - February 2024 to March 2024 

Approval of outcomes of selection process - March 2024

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - April 2024 to May 2024

Notification to applicants - March 2024 to April 2024 

Earliest start date of grant activity - May 2024

End date of grant activity - 30 June 2025

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply you must:

  • complete the online application form, please see 'Submit Application'
  • provide all the information requested
  • address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
  • complete all required templates
  • include all necessary attachments
  • submit your application/s to the Community Grants Hub by 5:00 pm AEDT on 18 January 2024.
Other Instructions:

Please use:

  • Disability Employment Expos - Questions and Answers - version 3
Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283