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Exceptional Needs Unit Training and Development Support Grants now open


The Department of Human Services, through its Exceptional Needs Unit (ENU), is boosting the capacity of frontline organisations to support South Australians with exceptional needs.

Training and Development Support Grants of up to $10,000 are now available for community-based, not-for-profit or Aboriginal-led organisations that work directly with exceptional needs clients.

The grants aim to empower frontline staff with the skills, confidence and capacity to better meet the needs of clients and will be allocated in the following categories:

  • five grants for Aboriginal-led organisations across South Australia
  • ten grants for organisations in regional South Australia
  • ten grants for organisations in metropolitan Adelaide.

This is the first of three annual grants to be offered in 2022, 2023 and 2024, representing an investment of $750,000.

Examples of training completed by previous grant recipients include Engaging clients who are hard to engage and an Aboriginal cultural sensitivity and respect program.

Online information session

An online information session will be held on Thursday 10 March 2022 at 2.00 pm.

Application deadline

Grant applications close Monday 11 April 2022 at 3.00 pm.

Learn more and apply for a grant

Page last updated : 23 Aug 2022

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