United Nations accolade for DCSI program
The State Government’s Fund My Community program has received a United Nations’ Public Service Award.
Fund My Community allocates public money to projects that demonstrate a benefit to disadvantaged individuals, families and communities, using a community voting process.
The UN award was presented on Friday 23 June for the promotion of transparency, accountability and integrity in the public service. South Australia was also acknowledged for leading the nation in public involvement in the democratic process.
Almost 7,500 people have been involved in allocating $3 million since the program began in 2014.
This year’s round focused on projects that would ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’. Recipients include an initiative that offers vocational training and life skills to marginalised young Aboriginal people; a learn to swim project for refugees and new arrivals; and a project to distribute healthy food to the disadvantaged in harder to reach areas.
Fifteen projects received $1,012,014 in funding through the 2017 round. Read about all the projects at https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/fmc_rounds/fund-my-community-2017.