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Vote for Unity’s community woodworking enterprise

By May 10, 2017 No Comments

More than 80 South Australian community groups, including Unity, are seeking funding and it’s now up to YOU to decide which of these projects receive the funds.

More than 80 South Australian community groups, including Unity Housing, are seeking funding and it’s now up to YOU to decide which of these projects receives the funds.

Unity’s Community Connect Program at the Boarding Houses has applied for State Government funding through Fund My Community to expand its woodworking program into a social enterprise. The Project, ‘Cut It Out’ Social Enterprise, will provide woodwork classes and a secure platform for selling woodwork items as well as support and mentoring for those seeking employment.

Applications for funding through Fund My Community are successful if they receive enough votes from individuals who are registered. This is where your help is needed. Anyone living in South Australia can take part in deciding which projects get funded during the process called the ‘community assessment’. This involves South Australians creating and submitting a plan that outlines which projects they would support with the $1 million available. The community assessment for the 2017 round is now open.

To create a plan just log in to your YourSAy account (or create one if you don’t already have one), review the projects and select the ones you want to support while making sure that you meet the following guidelines:

  • select at least one project of each size (small, medium and large)
  • select projects from at least four categories
  • allocate between $700,000 and $1 million
  • submit your plan before 5pm Monday, May 29 2017.

The ‘Cut It Out’ Social Enterprise is a medium sized project (seeking $45,000 over 12 months).

Please register on the YourSAy website and submit a plan that includes the Unity Housing submission.

To read more about ‘Cut It Out’ Social Enterprise and vote for the project, please click here or on the image below.

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