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NDIS Funding categories explained
31 August 2021

The funding that you receive for supports and services in your NDIS plan is broken down into three different support budgets. Depending on your support needs, you might have one, two or all three included in your plan. The three types of support budget are:

  • Core Supports
  • Capacity Building Supports
  • Capital Supports

Core Supports

Core Supports help you with everyday activities and includes four main support categories. Often these support categories aren’t broken down in your NDIS plan because they are flexible and for most participants funding can be switched between them. The four main support categories within Core Supports are:

  • Assistance with Daily Life
  • Transport
  • Consumables
  • Assistance with Social & Community Participation

Capacity Building Supports

These supports help you to become more independent over time and to work towards your long-term goals. Budgets under Capacity Building Supports can’t be moved from category to category as they can with Core Supports because Capacity Building Supports funding is not flexible. The main support categories within Capacity Building Supports are:

  • Support Coordination
  • Improved Living Arrangements
  • Increased Social & Community Participation
  • Finding & Keeping a Job
  • Improved Relationships
  • Improved Health & Wellbeing
  • Improved Learning
  • Improved Life Choices
  • Improved Daily Living

Capital Supports

This is funding for items that are often expensive, custom-made for you or considered “risky” because they require a professional to install, fit or show you how to use them. Items under Capital Supports are usually one-off, significant purchases. The budget in Capital Supports is not flexible and there are two funding categories:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Home Modifications

MyPlace Portal

Within the three different support budgets (Core Supports, Capacity Building Supports and Capital Supports) each funding category has a corresponding name in the MyPlace portal. The following three easy tables can help you:


Core Supports

Funding category name

MyPlace Portal name

Assistance with Daily Life

Daily Activities

Transport

Transport

Consumables

Consumables

Assistance with Social & Community Participation

 

Social, community and civic participation

 

Capacity Building Supports

Funding category name

MyPlace Portal name

Support Coordination

 

Support Coordination

Improved Living Arrangements

 

CB Home Living

Increased Social & Community Participation

 

CB Social Community and Civic Participation

Finding and Keeping a Job

 

CB Employment

Improved Relationships

 

CB Relationships

Improved Health & Wellbeing

 

CB Health & Wellbeing

Improved Learning

 

CB Lifelong Learning

Improved Life Choices

 

CB Choice and Control

Improved Daily Living

 

CB Daily Activity

 

Capital Supports

Funding category name

MyPlace Portal name

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Home Modifications

Home Modifications

 

We’re here to help

At InFocus, our team of Brisbane based Plan Managers and Support Coordinators are here to help you on your NDIS journey. We provide Plan Management to NDIS participants throughout Queensland and Support Coordination to NDIS participants throughout Brisbane and the greater Brisbane area.

If you need help to understand your NDIS funding you can:

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