Last week the platform submitted an application for the Social Impact Hub’s Scaling Impact Accelerator grant. This is a mid-sized grant, but we expect it to be just as competitive as the larger grants we have recently submitted. So we are definitely not counting our chickens.
If we were successful this grant would be incredibly helpful to us and cover some essential expenditures for the platform to move forwards.
There are 2.1 million Australians of working age who live with a disability. More than 40% of disabled Australians live on or near the poverty line. Of the Australians who live with a disability who are in the workforce more than 30% have experienced prejudice, discrimination or ignorance (often by their employer). Disability entrepreneurship could be an answer to these problems. The platform will assist individuals to tailor their workspaces, duties and tasks to best match their disability and aspirations/potential. We strongly believe the platform could make a significant difference in Australia.