The Right Use of Capacity Building Budget With NDIS Service Provider


As participants you must be aware of things like capacity building budgets and how you can use it to make your plans even more useful. Capacity Building budget is one of the key aspects of the plan. It is easy to know that, right? But what about using it more effectively? How do we do that? With Gencare as your NDIS service provider, we can help you and guide you through it. To give you a brief, let us read this blog and have a basic idea of it. 

Use Your Capacity Building Budget Wisely! 

First let’s know in short, what is this Capacity Building budget that we have mentioned. We know you are aware of it or maybe heard of it but let us still give you a little idea. 

The Capacity Building budget is designed to help you build your independence and skills. It covers a variety of areas, such as:

  • improving your daily living skills, 
  • education and employment, 
  • social participation, and 
  • health and wellbeing. 

This budget is not flexible, meaning it must be used for the specific categories it is allocated to.

Categories of Capacity Building Supports

Like we just said, that it is not flexible. Now there is a valid question, then what is it really for? So here it is: 

  • Support Coordination: Assists you in understanding and implementing the funded supports in your plan.
  • Improved Living Arrangements: Helps you find and maintain a suitable place to live.
  • Increased Social and Community Participation: Supports activities that help you engage in your community.
  • Finding and Keeping a Job: Provides assistance in finding and maintaining employment.
  • Improved Relationships: Helps you develop positive behaviours and interactions.
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing: Supports activities like exercise and nutrition advice.
  • Improved Learning: Helps you engage in further education.
  • Improved Life Choices: Assists with plan management and making financial decisions.
  • Improved Daily Living: Focuses on skills for everyday life, like cooking and personal care.

Steps to Using Your Capacity Building Budget

Understand Your Plan

Start by thoroughly understanding your NDIS plan. Know which categories have been funded and the amount allocated to each. This will give you a clear picture of how you can use your Capacity Building budget.

Identify Your Goals

Your NDIS plan is designed around your personal goals. Identify what you want to achieve in the short term and long term. This could be anything from improving your cooking skills to finding a job or participating more in community activities.

Choose the Right Service Providers

Service providers play a crucial role in helping you achieve your goals. When choosing providers, consider their reputation, experience, and how well they can meet your needs. Look for providers who offer the specific services you require within the Capacity Building categories.

Develop a Service Agreement

Once you’ve chosen your providers, develop a service agreement. This document outlines the services they will provide, the costs involved, and the expected outcomes. It’s essential to have a clear agreement to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Regularly Review Your Progress

With the help of your service provider, regularly review your progress towards your goals. This helps in adjusting the supports if necessary and ensures that you are on the right track. Your provider should help you identify any challenges and find solutions.

Keep Detailed Records

Maintain detailed records of the services provided and the outcomes achieved. This documentation is vital for future NDIS plan reviews and for ensuring that you’re making the best use of your budget.


Using your NDIS Capacity Building budget effectively can make a significant difference in your life. By understanding your plan, setting clear goals, choosing Gencare as your  service provider, and working closely with us, you can maximise your potential and achieve your aspirations. Remember, we are there to support you every step of the way, ensuring you get the most out of your NDIS plan.

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