NDIS Innovative Community Participation West & North Melbourne

What is NDIS Innovative Community Participation?

It is under the Core and Capacity Building section of your NDIS plan that social and community participation funding can be found:


Social and Community Participation Assistance:

This funding covers NDIS participants who need to achieve their goals through participation in community, social or recreational activities. These activities can be offered in a centre or a community setting. As part of supporting social participation, NDIS may provide funds for a support worker to help you with the following tasks:

Group activities

If the assistance provided allows an individual with disabilities to participate in the community, social, and/or recreational activities at a facility as part of a group activity, prices will depend on the staff: participant ratio. If the participant has challenging behaviour or high medical support needs that require additional support, higher intensity support is required for the individual.

Group support providers cannot charge for “non-face-to-face” services, including report writing, phone calls, emails, staff research and training, and so on. This is because the hourly price caps for these support services already include a grant for non-face-to-face services.

  • Attend personal development courses