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Grants to strengthen regional communities


Rural and remote communities are the main recipients of $510,000 worth of State Government grants aimed at supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians.

Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison said 29 community groups across the state will share in the latest round of the Community Benefit SA one-off grants.

"These grants range from $750 to $50,000 and help to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged individuals, families and communities across South Australia," Ms Bettison said.

"Community Benefit SA grants focus on community-strengthening projects with an emphasis on families and children, Aboriginal people, new arrivals, people experiencing family violence and rural and remote communities.

"I congratulate each of the successful grant recipients on their commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable South Australians and look forward to seeing the significant, positive contributions these projects will make to our state."

Successful recipients include:

  • The Port Pirie Regional Aboriginal Community Centre, which will receive $13,450 for services supporting 60 local Aboriginal people to improve resilience and community engagement
  • The Port MacDonnell and District Men's Shed, which will be awarded $25,000 to develop a Sport and Recreation Precinct supporting 30 local men to participate in positive health and wellbeing activities
  • Ernabella Arts, which will receive $12,615 to upgrade a workspace to improve daily training for 46 Aboriginal people in the Far North region
  • The Riverland Youth Theatre, which will receive $6,970 to improve the services offered to 100 people each week from the Renmark Paringa and Berri Barmera regions.

For more information about Community Benefit SA call 1300 650 985 or visit

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