Funds available to help businesses transition to NDIS

Funding to help assist businesses transition to the NDIS are open for applications.

The second round of Transition Assistance Funding Program funding is now open, and will help businesses build their workforce capabilities and operate effectively in the NDIS.

Pearce MP Christian Porter encouraged disability and aged care organisations in the local community to apply for their share of Transition Assistance Funding, with 440 grants, worth up to $20,000 each, currently on offer.

"This latest round of funding is a great opportunity for organisations in Pearce as they transition to the NDIS," Mr Porter said.

"Successful applicants can receive tailored business advice, software upgrades and other one-on-one supports to help them get NDIS-ready.

"This funding will especially benefit rural, regional and outer metropolitan areas in Pearce by helping to create more jobs in local disability and aged care sectors."

A total funding pool of $8.8 million is available in this latest round.

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Stuart Robert recently announced the recipients of the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program's first Transition Assistance Funding.

'An additional 90,000 full-time equivalent employees are required to meet the demand for NDIS services over the next five years, which is why the Government is investing in programs that support providers to transition and develop their workforces,' Mr Robert said.

The second round of Transition Assistance Funding is open now and will close at 11pm on Friday, November 8.

More information, including the Funding Opportunity Guidelines, is available on the Community Grants Hub at www.communitygrants.gov.au