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$200,000 in community grants to support vulnerable South Australians

2014-08-08

Friday 8 August, 2014
 
Fifteen community organisations will share in almost $200,000 in State Government funding to support some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.

Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison said the funding has been approved for community projects throughout the state in the latest round of the Community Benefit SA grants program.

"The one-off grants provided under this program are used by organisations to help communities become more connected, independent and resilient," Ms Bettison said.

"They will help community organisations deliver services and programs that directly benefit thousands of South Australians, including families and children, Aboriginal people, volunteers and people with disability.

"This latest round has a strong focus on supporting regional and remote communities in the Riverland, Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas and the APY Lands."

Projects approved in this round of the Community Benefit SA program include:

  • Barmera Bowling Club – $5490 to purchase food storage equipment for Berri and Barmera residents who use the facility for meetings and community activities. 
  • Cora Barclay Centre – $9970 for audio visual equipment for early intervention, community support and developmental programs. 
  • Hands on SA - $9090 to purchase equipment to assist about 150 people with disability to participate in the workplace. 
  • Klemzig Junior and City of Enfield Brass Band – $3320 to purchase equipment to support young people develop skills through volunteers in the Port Adelaide Enfield region. 
  • Le Fevre Community Children's Centre – $7480 to boost the centre's energy efficiency and to improve the children's play, sleep and office areas. 
  • Lifestyle Assistance and Accommodation Service – $22,270 to enhance facilities at Loxton's Day Options Centre for programs for clients with disability and other community members. 
  • Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Domestic and Family Violence Service – $13,180 for the development and filming of a play on the effects of violence, starring nine community members spoken in Pitjatjantjara. 
  • Orana Incorporated – two grants, one for $6844 for equipment to support employment for people with disability in the Loxton/Waikerie region; and $10,010 to purchase specialised sensory equipment to improve opportunities, stimulating developmental play, physical development and crucial fine motor skills for 30 children a month in Whyalla. 
  • Riverland Wood Workers – $13,300 to build a shed for 50 people a week in Renmark to participate in woodwork and social activities. 
  • Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre – $2580 for equipment for interactive programs for 20 young people and 10 women with disability from Salisbury, Playford and Tea Tree Gully. 
  • Tauondi Incorporated – $38,370 to improve the Point Pearce Community Hall and Women's Centre to deliver community, educational and health and wellbeing activities for people from Point Pearce and Yorke Peninsula 
  • The Asthma Foundation of SA - $30,827 to fund a database upgrade to improve services to 5,000 people across the state that improve knowledge, community involvement and mental health. 
  • The Flinders Ranges Council – $2500 for safety equipment for volunteers and isolated older adults who participate in activities at the Quorn Men's Shed 
  • The Uniting Church in Unley and Malvern – $9930 to develop the outdoor recreation area to support community programs. 
  • West Coast Youth And Community Support – $9055 for equipment to refurbish the expanded youth service area in Port Lincoln.

For more information about Community Benefit SA call 1300 650 985 or visit www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/cbsa

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