Supporting Victoria’s disability self-help groups

There are 72 Victorian disability self-help groups set to receive funding through the program’s latest grant round.
10 April 2024

In a significant boost, the Victorian Government is allocating more than $749,000 over two years to support groups to operate. Each disability self-help group will receive up to $14,000 until 2025.

The grants will support disability self-help groups to provide critical peer support to their members.

This year, around one-third of groups will focus on supporting people from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • women and girls
  • autistic and other neurodiverse people
  • people from multicultural communities
  • LGBTIQA+ people

Other highlights of the grant funding round include:

  • support for people across Victoria with 22 groups from regional and rural areas
  • new support for activities that celebrate pride and recognition 
  • meeting costs for guest speakers for the first time 
  • increased overall funding for groups (raised from $10,000 over two years to $14,000).

To find out more visit Disability self help grants program page on the Providers site.

Victoria’s support for disability self-help groups recognises the value of peer support and aligns with the goals of Inclusive Victoria: State disability plan 2022–2026.