International autism grants
The following are various autism grants offered outside of the United States. Clicking on the name of the grant-giving organization will take you to the designated website. If you know of other grant-giving organizations in the U.S. or elsewhere, please email us with the details here. For smaller, individual or family grants, please click here. For larger institutional grants within the U.S. click here.
Autism Support Network does not endorse or validate the listings hereunder, which are presented for informational purposes only. Individuals should contact the respective organizations directly with any questions.
National Disability Conference Funding Program
Applications for the 2009-2010 National Disability Conference Funding Program round opened on 4 April 2009.
An allocation of funds is provided each year to support national and international disability conferences held within Australia. These funds are administered by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs through the Disability Policy and Coordination Branch.
The funding is for eligible conference organisers to enable them to support the inclusion of people with disability at disability-focused conferences. These funds are provided to conference organisers to:
+ assist people with disability, their carers and/or families with costs such as conference registration, accommodation and travel, and
+ facilitate access to the conference for people with disability, their carers and/or families by, for example, funding Auslan interpreters and hearing loops for people who are deaf or hearing impaired; and/or provide material in alternate formats, and/or note-takers.
The Program cannot fund more than 10 per cent of the total conference budget, up to a maximum of $10,000 (plus GST if the organisation is GST registered) for a national conference or $20,000 (plus GST if the organisation is GST registered) for an international conference held in Australia, each financial year.
This program assists children and teenagers with disability and their families by funding services to deliver appropriate and flexible outside school hours and vacation care. A particular focus of this program is to increase access for children and teenagers with disability aged 12 to 18 years.
The Australian Government has committed $23.6 million to this initiative over five years (from 2007 to 2012).
Mainstream outside school hours care and vacation care programs usually cater for primary school aged children. This means that parents and carers of teenagers with disability aged 12 to 18 years find it difficult to find appropriate care.
This program will increase access to outside school hours and vacation care for this group, with a focus on providing stimulating and age-appropriate developmental, social and recreational activities for children and teenagers with disability.
Funding for Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres - North West Tasmania
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is seeking applications for the establishment and operation of an Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre for North West Tasmania as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to establish six Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres across Australia. This initiative is in addition to the Australian Government’s $190 million Helping Children with Autism package.
FaHCSIA is seeking the implementation of an appropriate distributive model for the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre that takes note of local demand and the unique nature of the North West Tasmanian region. The model should link effectively with existing services, limit duplication and build the capability of the Tasmanian Autism sector.
An application pack is available at http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/disability/progserv/people/HelpingChildrenWithAutism/Pages/autism_specific_ccc.aspx.
Unity for Autism
The priorities of the foundation are to assist charitable organizations that (1) make a profound impact on the development of an individual with autism and related disorders (2) assist families to maximize the potential of their child with autism and related disorders (3) alleviate any barriers to a program as a result of the grant (4) fund research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism. Unity for Autism is not able to accept grant applications directly from individuals or families. While the Foundation is committed to supporting families, support must be made through registered charitable organizations that provide direct services, family support grants and resources to families.
The DEADLINE to submit a grant proposal to Unity for Autism is Oct 15th of each year. Grant recipients will be announced on the Unity for Autism website on December 15th .