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The disability projects fund (DPF) is a unique initiative established by UTS in 2002.

The Fund provides grants to UTS Faculties, Units, Institutes, Centres, and individuals, who have projects that will help people with disabilities at UTS. Key features of the fund:

  • All UTS staff and students are eligible to apply.
  • Projects must be to the direct benefit of students or staff with disabilities at UTS.
  • The DPF does not fund individual accommodations or projects which are an existing obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act or where projects are already within an existing budget.
  • Minimum application $300, maximum application $7,000.
  • Projects must be completed before end of the calendar year.
  • The DPF Coordinator will monitor projects in an ongoing manner to ensure project objectives and timeframes are being met.
  • A written interim report may be requested (usually at half way through the agreed duration of the project). A final report will be required at project completion, including an expenditure summary sheet and invoices.

Details of some of the previously funded disability projects fund projects are provided.

Application process

Application rounds are held annually.

To apply download and complete:
UTS disability projects fund application (doc, 90kB)

Further details on the application process are provided on the form.