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Grant Application  

About Acorn Access

Currently, there are many individuals living with disabilities struggling with the accessibility and the inability to fully participate in society. Acorn Access, a nationally registered charity and not-for-profit organisation, believes that everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, should have the right to a fulfilling, independent life. Established with the purpose of providing care support and promoting accessible living for individuals with disabilities, we work tirelessly to improve accessibility and inclusivity for those we serve.

Through the combined efforts of the community, businesses, and government, Acorn Access aims to provide a range of initiatives that facilitate greater accessibility and enhance the quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities.

 

These initiatives include:​

  1. Acorn Access Support Grants: Additional support for various needs, including but not limited to essential equipment, home services, and necessary household items.

  2. educational information : eBooks and other resources to better the level of education and understanding of the NDIS for Participants and other NDIS support providers 

Acorn Access Support Grants

Designed to provide crucial funding, our Support Grants help individuals transition from inaccessible environments to more suitable, accommodating living arrangements. Individuals with physical disabilities may be eligible for up to $1,000. This amount can be used for essential equipment, home modifications, and services that would dramatically enhance their quality of life.

Eligible individuals are those who:

  1. Have a permanent diagnosed physical disability and significant functional impairment.

  2. Are currently living in Australia.

  3. Have or are without NDIS plans.

  4. Can provide evidence of additional need beyond what is provided by the NDIS or other support systems.

Eligible organizations (on behalf of individuals) should:

  1. Be government or non-government entities.

  2. Provide evidence of current Public Liability insurance for no less than $5 million.

  3. Provide current financial records or a current annual report.

Application Details

We have witnessed firsthand the transformational impact of these support grants. As Brenda, one of our grant recipients, shared, "Acorn Access helped me modify my home to be more accessible. I have so much more independence now, and I can finally live my life again."

Submission Process

All complete submissions that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered by Acorn Access. The application form, which must outline the proposed use of funding, can be submitted by eligible organisations or individuals.

Once submissions have been evaluated based on the provided criteria, it is then the responsibility of the applicant to follow up with the grant outcome and acquittal process.

Funding Arrangements

Funds are distributed directly for the benefit of the recipient. All service agreements and correct invoices need to be returned to Acorn Access within four weeks of formal notification. Any equipment or modifications that are purchased become the property of the individual, and therefore the ongoing maintenance and replacement is the responsibility of the recipient.

Complaints Process

Clients who benefit from the Acorn Access Support Grant should access the complaints processes of the organisation that was responsible for administering the grant. Acorn Access reserves the right to contact the client to ensure they have received the benefit of the grant.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered some commonly asked questions in our FAQ section. However, if your query isn't addressed, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Acorn Access via our hotline.

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