NDIS Ready: Indigenous Business Support Funding


IBSF is designed to help Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) address some of the key challenges they face in registering and delivering services under the NDIS or expanding their NDIS service offering.



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How much funding is available?


Eligible ACCHOs can apply for $20,000 (excluding GST) in IBSF to put towards eligible activities to assist to build their capability and capacity to register and deliver services under the NDIS.  


What is the funding for?


IBSF is designed to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations delivering NDIS services.


IBSF offers funding to help eligible ACCHOs address the basic establishment costs, and business and technical challenges in registering and delivering services under the NDIS and to equip themselves to operate more effectively long-term under the NDIS model.


Who can apply?


Eligible ACCHOs are encouraged to apply for IBSF regardless of their current NDIS registration status. That is, both registered and unregistered eligible ACCHOs are encouraged to apply for IBSF.  


How do I submit my application?


  1. Download, fill out and submit your Application Form online using the upload form at the end of this page.
  2. Complete a Readiness Assessment via Microsoft Forms linked below.


Key dates

NDIS timeline


Read how a similar $20,000 grant helped other Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations prepare for the NDIS


Key documents



IBSF Funding Opportunity Guidelines

This document provides all the information you need to know about the IBSF grants, including the purpose of funding, ACCHO eligibility, eligible activities, the application and funding process, and reporting.

Applicant must read and understand this document before submitting their application.









IBSF Application Form

ACCHOs must complete the Application Form which asks relevant questions about your ACCHO.

Application forms must be submitted by 11pm (AEST) Friday 11 June via upload to this website in the section below.







IBSF-IMG-ReadinessAssessment-1IBSF Readiness Assessment Form

Applicants must complete an online Readiness Assessment via Microsoft Forms as part of their application. This Readiness Assessment will be a useful tool to guide conversations during Direct Contact (see Section 15 of the Funding Guidelines) to determine which IBSF activities will best support your organisation to become NDIS ready.  

Although a Readiness Assessment must be completed – the outcome of the Readiness Assessment will not affect the success of your IBSF application. 

Readiness Assessment forms must be completed online by 11pm (AEST) Friday 11 June.

Click here to go to form





IBSF Frequently Asked Questions - Updates - 27 April 2021

This document contains information relating to frequently asked questions from a number of engage community members to date. 

We will ensure that all information is updated and reviewed regularly. 

This information was last update 27 April 2021. 





Submit your application documents

Applications close at 11pm on the 11th of June 2021. Please upload your Application Form via the form below and then click ‘submit’.

If you have any questions about submitting your application, please contact the NACCHO NDIS Ready team at ndisready@naccho.org.au

Contact Us

For further information, click here to read the IBSF Frequently Asked Questions.

If you require any additional assistance in completing your Application Form or Readiness Assessment, please contact the NACCHO NDIS Ready team at ndisready@naccho.org.au