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Diverse programs funded through Community Benefit SA


Sixteen South Australian community organisations will share in more than $180,000 in State
Government funding to support some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.

Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion Tony Piccolo said the funding has been
approved for community projects across the state in the latest round of the Community Benefit
SA grants program.

"The one-off grants provided under this program are used by organisations to help
communities become more connected, independent and resilient," he said.

"From buying new tools for the Millicent Men's Shed, to funding a conference for young people
with disability, the government is delighted to support an outstanding range of community
based initiatives.

"These grants aim to improve the quality of life for some of the most disadvantaged people in
the community. Those who directly benefit from this funding include refugees, carers, older
people, Aboriginal people, people with disability and people with mental health issues."

Mr Piccolo said that since 1996, more than 5,000 one-off grants worth more than $50 million
have been distributed through the Community Benefit SA grants.

Projects approved and the amount offered to organisations in this round of the Community
Benefit SA program include:

  • Aldinga Community Centre - $5,700 to purchase equipment to support programs delivered at the Aldinga community garden
  • The Barossa and Districts Housing Association - $9,145 for furniture and equipment to improve programs and increase services
  • The Bowden Brompton Community Group - $6,500 to improve the Brompton Centre
  • Carclew - $8,700 to support a children's arts space at Davoren Park
  • The Elizabeth South Community Centre - $10,230 to establish the centre and provide equipment
  • The Hackham West Community Centre - $6,300 towards the employment of a music tutor and the purchase of guitars for music programs for disadvantaged young people
  • The Inman Valley Community and Memorial Hall - $8,900 to improve security at the hall
  • The Julia Farr Association - $11,145 for a two-day youth conference for young people living with disability
  • The Lolly Jar Circus - $8,930 for specialised equipment for circus classes for young people, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities, or who are at risk
  • The Lyndhurst and District Progress Association - $19,480 to help develop a community park at Lyndhurst
  • The Modbury Branch of Meals on Wheels - $4,690 for new equipment
  • The Millicent Men's Shed - $5,200 for hand tools, small machines and equipment
  • The Nipapanha Community Incorporated - $30,000 for facilities at the community playground
  • The Pika Wiya Health Service - $30,400 to support a 16-week skills development program for Aboriginal women
  • The Returned Services League Willunga and District Sub Branch - $10,000 to support the establishment of an office and administration area
  • The Butterfly Movement - $5,950 to purchase equipment to help pack and distribute sport shoes in rural communities.

"I congratulate each of the successful grant recipients, and look forward to the significant, positive contribution these programs will make to their communities," Mr Piccolo said.

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

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