A new future for disability
Lady climbing ladder

FIGHTING CHANCE builds social business to create a truly inclusive economy, where people with disability have unbridled access to opportunity, dignity and prosperity. 

We work with people with disability to identify the barriers they face in their everyday lives and then design, build and empower sustainable social businesses to bridge these gaps.

We ask ‘WHAT IF?’ – to imagine and build a future quite different to the present, where people with disability experience limitless social and economic inclusion.

Our Enterprises

A workplace for all.

Avenue is a day program alternative that is setting the new standard for economic and social inclusion for people with disability.

We support people of all abilities to work, socialise and develop their individual skills, regardless of their support needs.

We are building Australia’s leading integrated program for people with complex behaviours and high support needs.

Our model is breaking new ground in disability service provision in Australia, delivering an integrated life skills program, enhanced behaviour support coordination and specialist therapeutic services.

People prepare best for work, in work.

Jigsaw is a document and data management business that is revolutionising the way people with disability receive job training, work experience, employment opportunities and the ability to transition into mainstream employment.

Choice and control over every aspect of your daily life.

At Base, you’re free to live life on your own terms. To sleep in, rise and shine with the sun, invite your mates over, or head out for a bite.

Staff and housemates feel like family. Connection to community and transparency are key.

Our Impact

13 SERVICE DELIVERY LOCATIONS

OPERATING
ACROSS
AUSTRALIA

OVER 1000
LIVES

IMPACTED
BY OUR
PROGRAMS

$19M
REVENUE

GENERATED IN FY21 BY
OUR SOCIAL
BUSINESSES

Our Thoughts

How did Fighting Chance come to exist, and why did we choose to harness the power of social enterprise?

In 2009, Fighting Chance was founded by siblings Laura and Jordan O’Reilly. They were inspired by the experience of their brother, Shane, who had cerebral palsy and a moderate intellectual disability, and who was let down by a society which defined him by his...
A lady in a wheelchair is smiling broadly. Her support worker stands behind her smiling towards her.

Leaving school and thinking big: what does “ordinary” adult life look like to you?

There are few times of greater change than the transition from school to post-school. Whilst often a time of huge excitement and anticipation for the future, for school leavers with disability and their parents/carers, this can be a time of stress and uncertainty. The...
Two young men in wheelchairs, along with their two male support workers are outside a cricket pavillion smiling at the camera.

How to write broad, outcome-focused goal statements to negotiate the NDIS Plan that’s right for you

The way you phrase your NDIS goals can have an impact on the amount and types of funding you can potentially attach to them. This article will support you to write goal statements to help you with your NDIS funding negotiations. The experience of many NDIS...