Funding boost to remote and rural South Australian children’s services
Children’s services in high need rural and remote South Australia will receive a substantial boost following the announcement today to inject more than $1.6 million towards their further development.
Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, and SA Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training, Malcolm Buckby, announced a redirection of capital funding from the National Child Care Strategy.
Up to $620,601 will be provided by the Commonwealth and up to $1,044,399 by the SA Government, towards the development of regional children’s services in South Australia.
“The Federal Government is committed to addressing the needs of families in regional areas of Australia and welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with the State Government to progress this funding initiative,’ Mr Anthony said.
“The Commonwealth will also contribute up to $559,884 a year in Childcare Assistance and up to $138,528 a year for a minimum of three years in Disadvantaged Area Subsidy.”
Mr Buckby said that the State Government also welcomed the opportunity to work in partnership with the Commonwealth Government in addressing the needs of families in regional areas of South Australia.
“The development of children’s services in high need rural and remote areas reflects the unique needs of small regional communities.
“The State Government will also provide recurrent funding of up to $149,000 a year towards the initiative.”