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Issue 09.17 24 March 2017

Shelter SA - Housing Matters - 17 March 2017

In this edition:
  • Shelter SA visits Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison
  • PICKLE is helping
  • Housing Improvement Act 2016
  • Fund My Community Grants – workshops

Anti-Poverty Network SA Quarterly - March 2017

ACOSS Post-Budget Breakfast 2017 - Bursaries now open

Is the cost of registration preventing you from attending the ACOSS Post Budget Breakfast?....Why not apply for an event bursary? 

In order to ensure robust and inclusive discussion at ACOSS events it is imperative that people with lived experience of the issues discussed are in the room and contributing to the conversation.  It is also important that community sector organisations of all sizes are equally represented.  For this reason,  ACOSS and partners establish a bursary fund for all ACOSS events.

Training: Special offer for Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management - commencing 1 May 2017  west or online

This qualification supports managers to become inspiring leaders for a responsive human services sector. Faculty members for this program include a number of exceptional leaders in the community services sector, such as Relationships Australia South Australia’s former CEO, Judith Cross. The Advanced Diploma is delivered as a blended learning program, allowing students to study online from anywhere in Australia.

They are offering a $500 tuition discount for enrolments made by Monday, 3 April. Payment plans are also available. For more information click here or to discuss your training options, please call 08 8245 8100 or email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

St John's Youth Services: Keeping My Place

'Keeping my Place' offers support for young people living in private rental, who are at risk of losing their home. Please click here for a referral form.

Tips for Renters – information and services for South Australians

The South Australian Government provides information and services for South Australians on a range of housing topics. For people looking to rent or who are already renting, fact sheets include information about renting privately and sharing, finding a secure rental property, tenancy bonds, residential parks, rooming, lodging and boarding housing and substandard properties. It also provides tips for young people and students as well as offering tenancy information sessions.

Media Release: Fight4Facts Campaign Launch

Energy Efficiency Projects: CORENA revolving fund

CORENA (Citizens Owned Renewable Energy Network Australia) is a not-for-profit organisation that enables ‘the people’ to collectively fund practical renewable energy projects and reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. CORENA provides funding to not-for-profit community organisations and works closely with them to ensure their renewable energy projects successfully reduce emissions and pay for themselves – usually within five years. Loans are interest free and, once repaid, the community organisations continue to benefit from their energy bill savings.

In 2014, Gawler Community House utilised CORENA funding to install a 10kW solar system and replace halogen security lights with LED sensor lights. They recently made their final repayment to CORENA, and will now enjoy the benefits of saving approximately $1,500 in energy costs every quarter. If you have a project idea for CORENA to fund, why not submit an expression of interest.

First look inside the new Royal Adelaide Hospital

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has achieved Technical Completion, a significant milestone in the delivery of SA's world-class new hospital.

Please click here for a virtual tour video of the new RAH, giving you a first look inside the state-of-the-art facility. With 800-beds, individual patient rooms with ensuites, abundant natural light and gardens, the new RAH will set a benchmark for hospitals of the future. For more information click here.

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