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Funding for Disability

The Community Living and Participation Grants are managed by National Disability Services WA (NDS WA) and supported by Lotterywest.

Applications are made on behalf of individuals or groups of individuals by either:

  • An unincorporated community group that has a bank account in its name and holds regular meetings; or
  • An incorporated not for profit organisation.

Riverside P&C is able to make such an application and can nominate Riverside Education Support Centre to manage the funds. (An individual cannot make an application.) Speak to the school office for current P&C contact details.

The Community Living and Participation Grants assist West Australian individuals with a permanent disability.

Grants of between $500 and $10,000 are available for equipment, resources, projects and activities that:

  • enable people with disabilities to participate in recreational and social activities; and
  • improve the quality of life for people with disability and their families.

If you have an idea for a Community Living and Participation Grant, we encourage you to first make contact with NDS WA who can provide expertise and advice to assist you to develop your idea.

For further information, please contact the NDS WA Project Manager on telephone 9208 9830 (Monday – Thursday) or by email to grants@nds.org.au

What's New

  • Thank you, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club

    The ongoing community support of Mandurah Murray Mayday Club is deeply appreciated by Riverside Education Support Centre, which has received a Mayday donation of $1,000 toward the costs of the 2018 School camp for Year 5 and Year 6 students.

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  • Enrol for VacSwim 2018

    With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential. You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.

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  • Data Collection: Notice to Parents and Carers

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    All schools in Australia, including Independent and Catholic schools, will participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability every year.

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  • HELP ME app upgraded

    "Day for Daniel", Australia's biggest child safety lesson, has enhanced their app "Help Me", which is a mobile phone-based call for assisdtance in the event a child feels threatened.

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