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Mable Community Grants

Established in 2019, the Mable Community Grants (MCG) are a philanthropic initiative to fund people and projects that promote inclusion for people with disability and older Australians in the arts, sports and recreation and business and technology.

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

At Mable, we are dedicated to breaking down the barriers for older Australians and people with disability to social and workforce participation. We advocate for a society that sees people of all ages, demographics, and abilities have the opportunity to live a life of their choosing and discover meaning, purpose and belonging. 

Through our Mable Community Grants, we reward like-minded changemakers who are having a positive impact on their community. 

The Mable Community Grants Selection Committee

The Mable Community Grants Selection Committee

The Mable Community Grants Selection Committee

A committee that includes people with lived experience of disability or older Australians and who are part of the Mable Community decide the grant recipients. We want the committee to represent the diverse and inclusive premise of what the Grants are looking to demonstrate.

Grants can be for up $20,000 and are given to projects and organisations that promote independence and inclusion for people with disability and older Australians in the arts, sports and recreation and business and technology.

Past Grant Recipients

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

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

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. Her inclusive designs include features such as drop-down sleeves to help regulate temperature and blood pressure, and thoughtfully placed zips and seams to prevent pressure sores. Asked why designer pieces are so important to wearers living with disability, Carol responded, “Fashion affects our core sense of identity, our confidence, and it impacts the way the outside world perceives and treats us.”

Carol’s Mable Community Grants win will be used to pursue the manufacture of her Carol Taylor Designs line.

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No Distinguishing Features - Mable Grant recipient 2019

No Distinguishing Features - Mable Grant recipient 2019

No Distinguishing Features - Mable Grant recipient 2019

To kick off Mable Community Grants our inaugural funding went to ‘No Distinguishing Features’, a documentary that tells the experiences of six people with disability living in Australia and New Zealand. These people were given a strict roadmap for their life the moment they were born and went on to tear that roadmap to shreds.

Supporting the launch of ‘No Distinguishing Features’ provides an opportunity to drive more inclusion in film and The Arts as well as celebrate these positive stories of achievement.

My Dementia Companion: Personalised, practical Dementia support

My Dementia Companion: Personalised, practical Dementia support

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. Designed for the 1.6 million Australian carers supporting loved ones with dementia, it provides a personalised experience for each user, intuitively providing bite-sized support videos and articles from experts and practical tips from other carers.

Nan Yu, Founder and CEO says, “One of the biggest challenges in dementia care is that the support information for families and carers can be overwhelming and as the disease has such a broad spectrum, it’s hard to find information suited to one’s journey.”

Their win will go towards the ongoing development of My Dementia Companion to better help families and carers manage what can be a challenging, isolating experience.

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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."

Hamish Gibbs Ludbrook, NDF

"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 peoples’ stories the time and detail they deserve."

Kelli Jackson, HikeAble 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.”

How to Apply

The Mable Community Grants applications open in September each year and applications can be made by an individual, group or business. Please see the Grant Guidelines below for more information. Applicants are required to complete the application form in full and are requested to provide relevant evidence and consideration of how the grant will be spent.

Online Application

Online Application

Complete the online application form on Mable or apply via mail

Address Eligibility criteria

Address Eligibility criteria

Ensure you review eligibility and assessment criteria to see if you qualify for a grant

Include all necessary information

Include all necessary information

Provide all required documents for your best chance of success

Grant Guidelines

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