FundAbility Grant Program

Northcott is excited to announce that FundAbility is back for its final year.

The FundAbility grant program, in collaboration with Northcott and FACS (Family and Community Services), aims to make communities more inclusive for people with disability by providing grants to families, communities, organisations, services and businesses.

This year FundAbility will focus on initiatives that support disability inclusion for adults aged 18 to 64 years. Applications opened on 19 March 2018 and close at 5pm on 24 April 2018. Further details and an application form can be found at

Examples of past successful applicants include a dance teacher from Dubbo who was able to fund AllAbilitiesDanz – an inclusive dance program that brings together everybody, including participants with disability. AllAbilitiesDanz is a type of dance therapy that focuses on each individual’s needs to ensure an inclusive dance environment for all. The classes are designed to allow for participation from a standing position, seated position or even a day bed. Specially choreographed songs focus on improving the movement of all community members and a range of props allow all participants to engage with the AllAbilitiesDanz experience.

Another great story is a café in Sydney using its FundAbility grant for a project which introduced accessible communication methods into the café environment. The funds were used to purchase iPads which were installed with digital menus in both graphics and text, and a variety of languages. Orders can then be sent straight to the customer service team electronically, allowing people with disability to communicate with ease. The café staff also received training on inclusive practices for people with disability. This project allowed the café to break down communication barriers, creating a more inclusive environment for all patrons.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.