SA extends up to $50,000 to help more South Australians find work

Grants to help remove barriers for citizens in securing work

SA extends up to $50,000 to help more South Australians find work

The South Australian government is extending a one-off grant of up to $50,000 to eligible organisations with projects that can help disadvantaged citizens enter the workforce.

In a statement, the government said eligible groups include Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, not-for-profit organisations, and social enterprises that are currently certified with Social Traders.

These organisations must have "socially inclusive projects or programmes" aimed at helping vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians gain skills for employment and volunteering.

"The one-off grants, distributed from a total funding pool of up to $1 million, will empower disadvantaged and vulnerable community members to access programmes that otherwise may be out of reach – removing systemic barriers and paving the way for these individuals to secure work or receive formal training," the SA government said in a media release.

According to the government, the fund may be used for:

  • Building digital connectivity and capability for public access in communities
  • Providing equipment and resources to deliver or expand on-the-job training opportunities
  • Improving access to information and resources with the development of formats including Easy Reads, First Nations languages, and video resumes
  • Support for delivery of Learners License driving programmes for learners from the priority focus groups to gain on road driving experience
  • Providing equipment and resources to develop or expand Social Enterprises
  • Building the inclusive practices of organisations
  • Access improvements including ramps, installation of handrails, automatic doors, office, and bathroom modifications

Applications for the new fund will close on April 3, 2024.

According to the government, the funding programme builds on the existing Federal training and support offered through the Jobs and Skills Australia or National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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