Who Will Benefit

You can read about the seven categories that projects will assist here.

Low income families and the long term unemployed

31 projects

Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.

On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.

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Young people disengaged from education and work

20 projects

We all want the best for our children and young people but the evidence suggests that if young people are not engaged with work or education their future wellbeing is in jeopardy. They are more likely to experience social and economic disadvantage, poorer physical and mental health and be at risk of social exclusion in the short and longer term.

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People with a disability or chronic health issue

31 projects

Living with a disability or long term or chronic health issue can severely affect our wellbeing through unemployment or underemployment, social isolation or exclusion and poor mental or physical health.

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Communities experiencing locational disadvantage

16 projects

Where people live affects their access to social and economic opportunities and therefore their relative advantage or disadvantage. Some South Australian communities have entrenched disadvantage.

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People affected by domestic or family violence or abuse

13 projects

We all expect to be treated with respect and fairness by our partners and in our families. Yet domestic violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44. Children exposed to domestic or family violence are at increased risk of mental health, behavioural and learning difficulties.

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People who are experiencing discrimination or disadvantage due to personal circumstances

26 projects

We all expect to be treated with respect and afforded the same opportunity. Yet some people experience disadvantage as a result of discrimination.

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Other

2 projects

Projects may be submitted to benefit members of the community who are isolated, vulnerable or experiencing disadvantage but don't fall into one of the other categories listed.

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People Experiencing Social Isolation

10 projects

It is important for our wellbeing to have strong and meaningful social connections with our community. Members of our community that do not have these connections can be socially isolated. Social isolation can result in poor mental and physical health.

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