What is the eligibility criteria for the new ILF scheme and when will it open?

Minister for Public Health, Aileen Campbell, and Minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman, have now launched the new ILF scheme!

The new ILF scheme will be a broad discretionary fund, that will provide short term awards, to support disabled people to live independently. In its first phase, the scheme will focus on supporting young disabled people, aged 16 to 21, who are at an important transitional stage in their lives.

The scheme aims, in this initial first phase, to provide an opportunity for young disabled people to achieve goals, which empower them to actively contribute to their communities and facilitate their participation in society, creating a lasting impact on their lives.

The new ILF scheme will open later in 2017.  You can find more detailed information about the new ILF scheme here.