- Addressing the cost of living
- Australian Service Excellence Standards
- Concessions and Support Services
- Exceptional Needs Unit
- Grants for organisations
- LGBTIQ Inclusion
- Local Partnerships
- Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services
- News for the Community Services sector
- Results-Based Accountability
- STARservice Development Program
- South Australian Not-for-Profit Funding Rules and Guidelines (SANFRAG)
These projects aim to improve collaboration between services and government agencies, test new ideas, respond to location-specific issues and aspirations and ultimately build capacity and resilience in local communities.
The Community Services Directorate currently leads two place-based initiatives:
Ceduna Services Collaboration
- A multi-sector collaboration (government, community services and local Aboriginal leadership) that aims to improve safety and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable Aboriginal people in and around Ceduna through the delivery of effective and integrated services and a human services system that is community-centred, locally driven, coordinated, responsive, proactive and culturally safe.
Making an Impact
- A multi-sector collaboration (government, community services and local Aboriginal leadership) that aims to reduce Aboriginal over-representation in the youth justice system in Adelaide's northern suburbs, through the delivery of effective and integrates services and programs, and a human services system that is family-centred, locally driven, coordinated, responsive, proactive and culturally safe.
The Community Services Directorate is also a contributing partner in two other place-based initiatives:
Peterborough - Our Thriving Community
- A multi-sector (government, NGOs, local businesses, community groups) collaboration, aiming to address entrenched social and economic problems in Peterborough. The initiative focuses on four areas: Jobs and economic prosperity; opportunities for young people; drugs and alcohol/mental health; the ability of the town to work together and achieve.
Impact Inner North
- A collaboration of government, NGOs and community members, aiming to improve school readiness of young children (0-4 years old) in Adelaide's inner northern suburbs. A particular focus is on CALD populations/new arrivals in the area.