What Are The Types Of NDIS Support Budgets?

A person living with a disability has various needs that vary from day-to-day needs to career-oriented needs. NDIS funding provides a support system to fulfill all your needs.

NDIS support budgets are divided into three types, and each support budget has distinct features. In each support budget, there are various categories. The different budgets have different levels of flexibility:

  • Core Supports budget
  • Capital Supports budget
  • Capacity Building Supports budget

NDIS Support And Funding

Based on the needs of each individual, NDIS provides funding to eligible participants. The core support budget is mainly concerned with daily assistance, whereas capital building support focuses on improving the lifestyle conditions of the NDIS participant.

Understanding the NDIS plans and management can be a little complex. National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) plays a vital role in executing NDIS support.

The NDIS Act provides rules and frameworks for using NDIS funding. Thus, one has to do a proper NDIS plan review before starting with getting NDIS support.

1. Core Supports Budget

It is the most flexible budget among the three NDIS support budgets. The funds are available across the four categories of the core support budget. 

Assistance With Daily Life

This includes assistance in everyday activities of the household like cleaning, garden maintenance, and cooking. The budget covers all the areas under daily assistance, from getting ready to doing household tasks and engaging in health and fitness activities.


All the things related to your disability and items on which one relies come under this category. They make you become more independent and boost your confidence. Budgets are set aside for maintaining equipment and assistive technology related to your disability.

Assistance With Social And Community Participation

Personal relations and social life play a vital role in improving mental and physical health. This category of NDIS support budgets covers all the activities for participating actively in your community. This includes connecting and socializing with people in various camps, group activities, and sports clubs with the assistance of NDIS support workers.


Using public transport can cause great difficulty, and your disability can hinder your travelling plans. By providing transport funding, the core support budget helps you to easily travel to your workplace, social gathering, or any other places you want to go.

2. Capital Support Budget

The capital supports budget helps in investing in assistive technology equipment or equipment related to your disability and for house or vehicle modifications. Below are the two categories in which the capital support budget is divided.

Assistive Technology

These aids make your life easy and independent and assist your caretaker. This category provides all the equipment required for mobility, personal care, and communication, such as wheelchairs or vehicle modifications.

Home Modification

Any person wants to live freely in their home without taking much assistance from outside. Thus, in case of a disability, home modifications according to your convenience can ease your worries. The modifications may include the installation of a handrail in a bathroom or Specialist Disability Accommodation for participants.

3. Capacity Building Budget

The main focus of this NDIS support budget is to assist you in building your skills and making you independent to pursue your goals. However, funding under capacity building support cannot transfer from one category to another. Below are the various support categories:

  • Support Coordination To help you in making plans and using the NDIS support system effectively.
  • Improved Living Arrangements – For having an appropriate living space.
  • Increased Social And Community Participation – Skills development training for engaging more in social activities and community participation.
  • Finding And Keeping A Job – This includes support for acquiring various professional skills, training, and assessments needed for finding and keeping a job.
  • Improved Relationships – For developing better behavioural skills and interacting with others.
  • Improved Health And Wellbeing – This includes proper diet plans and exercise routines beneficial for your health.
  • Improved Learning – There is support for pursuing higher education, say for graduation or a master’s.
  • Improved Daily Living It aims at building skills to be an active participant in the community and live an independent life.
  • Improved Life Choices – This provides for proper plan management and funding and paying for services.

ED Partners Can Help In NDIS Plan Management

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ED Partners provides qualified and professional NDIS support workers to assist you to know about NDIS planning and management. We help you by providing accurate information about various NDIS support budgets and how to use the funds efficiently. 

Contact us to further get an in-depth understanding of our services, and get consultation on your NDIS plan and management. 


NDIS is a support given to you to help you become capable of living an independent and confident life. With assistance from ED Partners, make your NDIS journey easier and organized.

It’s time to make a plan and avail of NDIS support to achieve your goals and live a free and self-reliant life.

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