IDPWD Social Enterprise Grants - How to Apply

Funds raised through the purchase of Kits are directly used to support the creation and ongoing success of Social Enterprises, which are businesses owned and operated by people with disabilities.

Each year, we support a minimum of five Social Enterprises through:

  • Providing start-up capital;
  • Start-up support, including for example registering the business name, establishing the corporate structure, developing the website, creating the Business Plan and Marketing Plan, and so on;
  • Ongoing support through pairing the Enterprise with a Business Mentor;
  • Other support to ensure the continued viability of the Enterprise into the future;
  • IDPWD's sponsorship of the Enterprise through publication and promotion.

To submit your Social Enterprise, simply:

    1. Ensure that your Social Enterprise complies with IDPWD's Social Enterprise Guidelines - here;

      Social Enterprise Grant Guidelines 2018 PDF

    2. Complete a Grant Application Form - here;

      Social Enterprises Application Form PDF

    3. Email the Grant Application form together with supporting information/ documentation to

      IDPWD Social Enterprise Grants are open-ended, and applications may be submitted at any time.  Applications will be assessed by IDPWD's assessment panel, with successful applicants notified within three (3) months of submission.