Recently, Siblings Australia received a 3 year Individual Capacity Building grant through the NDIS and was recognised as a Disabled Peoples and Families Organisation (DPFO), which requires meeting the following criteria:
- Actively demonstrate their commitment to the Social Model of Disability, which seeks to remove barriers for people with disability to access mainstream services and live an ordinary life; and
- Are run by and for people with disability and/or their families; and
- Are led and controlled by people with disability and/or their families with a minimum membership of 50% of people with a disability and/or their families making up the organisation’s board, or staff, or volunteers or members.
This is referred to as the Stronger Siblings, Stronger Families project