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Tapping into NDIS funds to help grow business

FOUR local disability service providers in the Clarence and Richmond valleys will receive funding support under the NSW Government's Transition Assistance Program (TAP) to help them get ready for the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

From July 1, 2017, the NDIS will be in place across Northern NSW, Mid North Coast and Far West NSW.

Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis said the TAP offered $4 million in grant funding to help providers in regional and remote NSW transition to the scheme and would go towards things like updating business plans or buying software.

"The NDIS is a once-in-a-generation reform that will transform the lives of people with disability, particularly those living in regional and remote NSW," he said.

"To ensure the transition to the NDIS in regional NSW goes smoothly, the NSW Government is investing even more to help disability service providers get NDIS-ready.

"The TAP will ensure providers are ready for the change and help them plan for the future. Importantly, TAP will also support the growth of a vibrant and diverse disability services sector in all corners of NSW."


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