In recent days, we have been sending expressions of interest via email and web form to a number of charitable foundations and companies. We know the individual chances of success aren’t great but we believe deeply in the concept of initiating, nurturing and supporting a community of practice in the Australian disability space.
Gary’s participation in a recent Disability Leadership Institute event about disability enterprises both confirmed for him why he is passionate about the power of disability entrepreneurship and that securing funding for your big idea isn’t easy. So, we aren’t alone and there are a lot of us chasing funding.
We believe a genuine disability enterprise is one that is led and/or guided by people with a disability. In our case, our CEO has progressive MS and is wheelchair mobile and three of the six members of our Advisory Board live with a disability.