South Australians can have their say about tackling disadvantage
South Australians are being asked how they'd spend $1 million to help tackle disadvantage, as part of Fund My Community - an innovative grants program aimed at improving life for South Australians doing it tough.
More than 100 community organisations have applied for funding through the program, with grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 available for programs that help disadvantaged South Australians.
Now, all South Australians can get involved in deciding which programs will secure funding.
Acting Communites and Social Inclusion Minister Tony Piccolo said it was exciting to see such a diverse group of projects seeking funding, all with the aim of improving the quality of life for South Australians who are doing it tough.
"These include programs that help senior citizens and immigrants connect with their community, support people living with dementia, assist South Australians living with a mental illness and help at risk young South Australians develop the skills they need to find work," Mr Piccolo said.
Details of all eligible projects are now available on the YourSAy website.
Mr Piccolo encouraged people to log on and have their say on which projects should receive funding.
"When you log on at YourSAy, you'll see a list of all projects seeking funding, and you can then choose to 'spend' the million dollars as you see fit," he said.
"How people 'spend' that money will help us select which projects secure funding."
Fund My Community gets people involved in Government decision-making in a way that will help deliver positive results for communities around South Australia."
People have until May 4 to have their say on which Fund My Community applications secure funding.
To find out more, or have your say, head to http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/fmc