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Community Services

Addressing the cost of living

We administer programs delivered by non-government organisations that help reduce cost of living pressures.

Australian Service Excellence Standards

ASES is an internationally accredited quality improvement program for non-government organisations.


We work to improve recognition and support for family carers across South Australia.

Community Connections

Helps South Australians improve their quality of life and empowers them to increase their inclusion in their community.

Cost of Living and Concessions

Help with cost-of-living concerns and applying for concessions.

Exceptional Needs Unit

The Exceptional Needs Unit supports people with multiple complex needs and risk factors.

Grants for community organisations

Find out the grants and funding we provide for South Australian community organisations.

Interpreting and Translating Centre

South Australian Government interpreters and translators, working in most languages used in South Australia, including many Aboriginal languages.

Local Partnerships

We maintain local partnerships through our Regional Partnerships team and help to resolve local social and economic issues.

Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services

We provide culturally sensitive, family-centred programs for Aboriginal children, young people and their families, promoting pathways that lead to positive change.

Quality Improvement Program guide

For service providers who are seeking Grants SA or multi-year funding from the Department of Human Services.

Results-Based Accountability and R2D2 reporting

RBA measures how communities benefit from DHS involvement and funding. The Results Reporting Data Dock (R2D2) is where funded organisations submit performance management reports.

Social Impact Framework

Supporting service providers and government to assess how well a program meets the evidence-based conditions for social impact.

STARservice Development Program

The STARservice Development Program aims to build capacity and improve work practices in small community organisations.


We support volunteer programs and encourage everyone to participate in community life and care for each other.

Page last updated : 15 Dec 2022

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