National Disability Conference Funding Initiative

Commonwealth Department of Social Services
National Disability Conference Initiative

2017 Round Table Conference Funding Support

Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc  (Round Table) has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services’s National Disability Conference Initiative 2016-17 grant, administered under the Disability, Mental Health and Carers Programme. The purpose of the grant is to help offset the financial cost to self-funded individuals with a print disability wishing to attend Round Table’s annual conference, which is to be held in Perth from 6-9 May 2017.

All applicants seeking a portion of the funding support made available by this grant must

  • be an Australian resident.
  • complete and lodge an application form on or before Friday, 24 February 2017.

2017 DSS National Disability Conference Funding Support Application Form

Disability Conference Funding Support is made available from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services’s National Disability Conference Initiative administered under the Disability, Mental Health and Carers Programme. The purpose of the grant is to help offset the financial cost to self-funded individuals with a print disability wishing to attend the annual Round Table conference. All applicants seeking a portion of the funding support made available by this grant must be an Australian resident and complete and lodge this form on or before 24 February 2017.
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  • YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
  • Including area code, where applicable.
  • Including area code, where applicable.

  • ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • Please note: Accessibility requests may not be able to considered after 24 February 2017.

  • CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

    The Round Table conference commences with the Australian Braille Authority meeting on Saturday with conference presentations delivered on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
  • Please Note: Funding may be granted based on number of days attendance and could alter if registration details are not the same as information provided in this form.

  • ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES
    If your application is successful funding may be provided to assist with the costs of travel, registration and accommodation expenses. Other expenses cannot be considered.
  • eg. airfares, taxis, trains

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • eg. Are you a conference presenter? Are you a first time attendee?

  • DECLARATION

  • Once you have submitted your application please do not close your browser until you receive an acknowledgement message.

Management Process

  • Applicants must complete an application form. This can be done either by completing and submitting the on-line application form or by contacting the Round Table Administration Officer .
  • Within twenty-one days of the close of applications applicants will be notified in writing of the success or otherwise of their application, the amount of funding allocated to them, and the process to be followed when making a reimbursement claim.
  • Successful applicants must, within fourteen days of receiving this advice, advise the Round Table’s Administration Officer (in writing) that they wish to accept the funding offer. Failure to notify their intention within this timeframe will mean that the offer lapses and the funding support can then be reallocated by Round Table’s Executive Committee.
  • Claims for reimbursement. Receipts pertaining to travel, accommodation and registration fees, for which the applicant is seeking reimbursement, must be in the applicant’s name (not a third party), and must be lodged with the Round Table’s Administration Officer within two working weeks of the close of Conference. Failure to do so will render them ineligible for reimbursement.

Please Note:

  • Late applications may not be able to be considered.
  • All decisions are made by the Round Table Executive Committee and are final.
  • Funding is limited and some applicants may therefore not be successful with their request for support.
  • Priority may be given to first time attendees, as well as those who are listed as a “presenter” in the Conference Program.
  • Each successful applicant will be allocated a predetermined amount of funding reimbursement which will be a contribution only toward the cost of conference travel, accommodation and registration fees.
  • Conference registrants are responsible for payment of their own costs and can only claim reimbursement from Round Table upon presentation of their receipts which must show that costs have been paid in full.
  • All reimbursements will be made according to the instructions given on the application form and within 30 days of the claim being lodged.

 Applicants are requested to complete and lodge an application before 24 February 2017. For further information, or assistance with completing the application form please contact the Round Table Administration Officer.


Last updated: October 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm