There are many different types of supports a participant can purchase through NDIS funding. They all aim to increase independence and inclusion in social and economic participation. We get asked a lot of questions about NDIS Plans and two of the big questions are, what can I do with the funding in my NDIS plan and what do these supports mean for me?

There are three types of support budget categories in your NDIS Plan. Each support budget includes specific line items which describe the types of support you can access based on your needs and goals. They are:

  • Core Supports
  • Capacity Building Supports
  • Capital Supports

In this article, we have break down the different types of funded supports so you can make the most out of your NDIS Plan.



NDIS Plan budget names

NDIS Portal Assigned budget names

What does it mean for you?


Supports participants to complete everyday activities and work towards achieving their goals.

  • Assistance with Daily Life
  • Transport
  • Consumables
  • Assistance with Social and Community Participation
  • Daily Activities
  • Transport
  • Consumables
  • Social, Community, and Civic Participation


  • Support with household and domestic tasks, personal care, and preparation and delivery of meals.
  • Specialised transport to school, employment, and community activities.
  • Assistance in purchasing everyday items e.g., groceries.
  • Sports clubs, peer support, art classes, camps, holiday activities.

Higher-cost purchases, such as assistive technologies or home modifications.

  • Assistive Technology
  • Home Modifications and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Home Mods and SDA
  • Assistive equipment and products for recreation, personal care, and everyday household tasks e.g., motor wheelchair.
  • Stair climber, certification and approval of home modifications, handrails, modifications to the bathroom/toilet.
Capacity Building:

A support that enables a participant to build and maintain their independence and life skills.

  • Support Coordination
  • Improved Living Arrangements
  • Increased Social and Community Participation
  • Finding and Keeping a Job
  • Improved Relationships
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing
  • Improved Learning
  • Improved Life Choices
  • Improved Daily Living
  • Support Coordination
  • CB Home Living
  • CB Social, Community, and Civic Participation
  • CB Employment
  • CB Relationships
  • CB Health and Wellbeing
  • CB Lifelong Learning
  • CB Choice and Control
  • CB Daily Activity
  • Support in strengthening participant’s ability to connect with the right supports, maintain support relationships, resolve service delivery issues and points of crisis.
  • Group homes, drop-in support, outreach program, individual accommodation support.
  • Weekend programs, centre-based respite, Out of School Hours Care (OOSH).
  • Transition to employment/work, individual employment support and preparation, ongoing support in employment.
  • Positive behaviour management strategies, social skills development.
  • Exercise physiology, personal training, diet and nutrition consultation.
  • Support in transitioning through school and onto further education.
  • Building financial skills, organisational skills.
  • Assessment, training, and therapy to assist in developing and maintaining independence skills and community participation.


If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to our Support Coordination team. We put you at the centre of everything we do and help simplify the complexities of the NDIS so you can get the most out of your plan.

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