04 Jul, 2016

Grants to Help Strengthen Our Community

City of Adelaide has endorsed a range of grants worth $263,160 in 2016/2017 to support community development in the City of Adelaide.

The grants – part of the Major Community Development Grants program multi-year recommendations – support a broad range of community programs, events and activities.

The commitment includes support for the Hutt Street Centre, Tandanya, Shelter SA, Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons, Catherine House, Reclink Adelaide, Unity Housing and the Migrant Resource Centre.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said that Council’s funding enables a range of programs and events to take place, which continue to enrich our community.

“The applicants recommended for funding play an important role in the delivery of City of Adelaide’s strategic priorities,” said Martin.

“Our priorities include supporting organisations that help the most vulnerable members of the community and assisting them to engage with community life.”

The aim of the program is to provide financial support to community partners who are working towards outcomes consistent with City of Adelaide’s strategic direction.

Hutt Street Centre’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Cox, said the organisation was thrilled to work and partner with the City of Adelaide through the Major Community Development Grants.

“The Pathways program ensures that our client group is provided with ongoing support to find employment, education and training outcomes,” said Ian.

“This year, we helped 98 people find employment, provided over 150 group activities to assist with education and training and helped over 50 people to achieve certificates, diplomas and become job ready.

“Working with a forward thinking and strategic organisation like the City of Adelaide is always great fun and doing this in partnership with the rest of the community is life changing for people walking through our doors.

“We know that learning new skills changes an attitude. Positive experiences change self-perception. Getting a job changes lives.”

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Matt Halliwell