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Community Grants Program - 2009

SA Community Grant recipients

Community Lifestyles Inc - $7,110

Community Lifestyles (CL) is a service that assists people with a disability by providing individual and group support. With money from the Community Grant, CL will purchase a playground that includes swings, slides, stairs and interactive boards that will be sturdy enough for children with disabilities and encourage the development of motor skills.

In 2 Life Inc - $8,000

In 2 Life offers youth mentoring and life skills programs for  troubled and vulnerable 12-16 year olds. With money from the grant In 2 Life will be able to establish an innovative mentoring program specifically designed to suit Indigenous youth called Aboriginal Support Service. The program will aim to assist teens that partake in destructive behaviour.

Leveda Inc - $8,900

Leveda provides the families and siblings of children with a disability with a break from the often exhausting task of supporting a child with a disability. With money from the grant, Leveda will develop and implement a two week holiday program that will include fun activities and outings for children and young people that require a high level of support.

Autism SA - $9,780

Autism SA is the peak service provider for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in South Australia. With the money from the Community Grants, Autism SA will be able to fund PAKA SOKA, a soccer skills program designed specifically for children with autism. This program will allow participants to learn basic soccer skills, build fitness, self-esteem and most of all, to have fun. 

 Foodbank of South Australia Inc - $10,000

 Foodbank of South Australia is South Australia's largest emergency food relief organisation, distributing 1.2 million kilograms of food annually, to 120,000 marginalised people. With money from the grant, Foodbank SA will be able to expand their School Breakfast Programs across the Eyre Penninsula and northern regions of South Australia.

 Minda Inc - $5,893

Minda aims to help people with intellectual disabilities by providing a variety of services such as accommodation and aged-care, among other services. With the grant money, Minda will be able to purchase equipment and teaching aids for its successful Vacation Care Program. This equipment will include age appropriate games suitable for children that the program caters for, including those with physical, intellectual and high support disabilities.

McGuinness McDermott Foundation - $6,500

McGuinness McDermott Foundation conducts research and provides holistic care for children with cancer and other serious illness, empowering children and young adult ‘survivors’. With funding from the Staff Community Fund, the Foundation will be able to continue its work in 2010.