The Victorian Government helps to promote the participation of people with a disability by funding disability advocacy and self advocacy organisations.
The following organisations are funded through the Victorian Disability Advocacy Program (VDAP) for the 2023-24 financial year:
- Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation Inc. (Self Advocacy Resource Unit)
- Action On Disability Within Ethnic Communities Inc
- Association for Children with A Disability Inc
- Barwon Disability Resource Council Inc
- Blind Citizens Australia
- Brain Injury Matters Incorporated
- Collective of Self Help Groups Inc
- Cystic Fibrosis Community Care Ltd
- Deaf Victoria Inc.
- Disability Resources Centre Inc.
- Gippsland Disability Advocacy Inc
- Grampians Disability Advocacy Association Inc
- Migrant Resource Centre, North West Region Inc
- Regional Disability Advocacy Service Ltd.
- Reinforce Inc.
- Rights Information and Advocacy Centre Inc.
- Southwest Advocacy Association Inc.
- STAR Victoria Inc
- VALID-The Victorian Advocacy League For Individuals With Disability Inc
- Disability Advocacy Resource Unit at the Victorian Council of Social Service
- Women with Disabilities Victoria Inc.
- Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc (Youth Disability Advocacy Service).
We also fund the following resource units:
Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)
The DARU supports a community of practice that aims to build the Victorian disability advocacy sector's capacity. This includes providing resources and undertaking projects. The DARU does not provide a direct advocacy service.
Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU)
The SARU supports Victorian self advocacy groups of people who have an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or complex communication support needs. The SARU does not provide a direct advocacy service.