Mable Community Grants

Mable Community Grants help fund people and projects that champion inclusion and independence for people with disability and older Australians.

Our grants have given $170,000 since starting in 2019 across art, sport, recreation, business and technology initiatives.

Four grants of $10,000 each are available this year. Applications have closed for 2024.

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Our purpose

We are champions for a society where Australians of all ages and abilities can live their kind of independence.

We break down social and workforce barriers for older Australians and people with disability.

And we support those making a positive impact on their communities through Mable Community Grants.

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The Mable Community Grants Selection Committee

The selection committee includes:

  • People with lived experience in disability who are active members of the Mable community.
  • Older Australians who are active members of the Mable community.

The committee represents the views and needs of our community. They decide who gets a grant based on their understanding of the community’s needs.

Past recipients of the Mable Community Grant

Carol Taylor Designs: the world’s first quadriplegic fashion designer

Carol Taylor was invited by the Director of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane to design a collection to open a runway event.
Carol Taylor poses for a photo at an event.

Ingerlise Svaleng, 21 Gifts

“With the help of the Mable Community Grant, I am developing a health professional resource to rewrite the opening act of a child disability story into one of hope, celebration and a focus on opportunities.”
Ingerlise Svaleng and her daughter Maia at the beach.

Hamish Gibbs Ludbrook, No Distinguishing Features

“We’re so thankful to have received the grant from the Mable Community Grants which allowed us the resource to create this documentary and give these incredible people’s stories the time and detail they deserve.”
Judith Geppert sits in her wheelchair, laughing, as people lift her up.

Kelli Jackson, Hike-able ACT

“We just really want to thank Mable for making the grant available and for awarding us this opportunity because it really means so much to the people in our community.”
A group of women hiking together.

My Dementia Companion: personalised, practical Dementia support

My Dementia Companion is a free, world-first smart assistant that empowers people impacted by dementia to live well.
An image of a computer desktop which is showing the homepage of My Dementia Companion.

Naomi Ball, Who I Am

“The Mable Community Grant will help us produce an education kit to accompany the film to spark conversations and encourage inclusion for trans and autistic youth. It will include resources for young people, parents/carers, teachers and health professionals and will be housed on a dedicated website where people can download it for free,” Ms Ball said.
A portrait of Naomi Ball.

Isabella Vincent, Paralympian

“With the financial support from my Mable Community Grant, I can purchase vital equipment and training that will help me in my preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Paralympics in Paris in 2024.”

Isabelle Vincent forms heart with mascot.

Who can the Mable Community Grant help?

Take a look at some of the ways the Mable Community Grant has been used by past recipients to break down barriers for older people and people with disability in Australia.

Mable Community Grants 2024

Four grants of $10,000 each are available in 2024 for projects that champion independence and inclusion for people with disability and older people.

Who is eligible to apply

Community, sporting or not-for-profit groups, and charities. Applicants must be Australian residents who live in Australia.

How to apply

An online application form was made available between 1 April and 30 April 2024.

Please read the General Information.

Important dates

Applications for Mable Community Grants closed on 30 April 2024.