Approved Projects 2019

Grant funding has been approved for the following projects listed in the table below.

Organisation Name

Project title

Description

Total Grant Funding 

Australian Red Cross

Be Prepared – not just a motto

Utilising a human-centred design approach, Red Cross will work with Girl Guides SA and Scouts SA to develop age-specific resources and activities to equip their members to be more resilient to the impact of emergencies, and empower them to build the resilience of their household, networks and their community.

 $ 69,967

Australian Red Cross

Climate Ready Communities SA

Establish a state-wide program with participating councils to engage and equip community members across regional and metropolitan South Australia to champion climate preparedness in their community. 

 $ 79,200

Australian Red Cross

Digi-prepped

This project will partner with Mighty Kingdom, an Adelaide-based gaming and software development company, to design a digital engagement methodology to effectively deliver key messaging about preparing for disasters in an innovative, engaging way.

 $ 90,652

Australian Red Cross

Escape the Elements

Building on the success of the Out of the Storm pilot, Red Cross will partner with local community service providers to implement the evidence-based replicable model in six regional locations across South Australia.

 $ 98,325

Australian Red Cross

Resilience Recharge in Drought Affected Communities

Based on ‘Talk out Loud’, this project proposes to partner with local communities to design and deliver social activities, appropriately combined with educative messaging for families around disaster preparedness and building resilience to the ongoing impact of drought.

 $ 56,662

Business SA (South Australian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc)

Business Continuity Planning – Increasing awareness and educating SMEs

Business SA’s project is aimed at increasing business’ resilience through improving the awareness of business continuity planning emphasizing the importance and benefits of BCP among the business community, particularly with SMEs.

 $ 100,000

City of Adelaide

Community Resilience Leaders Emergency Volunteer Program

The Community Resilience Leaders (CRL) Emergency Volunteer Program will establish a community-based volunteering and development program in the City of Adelaide to engage city residents and business staff, as volunteers in community-led emergency resilience capacity building. 

 $ 23,900

Community Access and Services SA
(Vietnamese Community in Australia / SA Chapter Inc.

Program for CALD communities

The Program will build and enhance capacity for CALD communities to develop and support people from their communities during the time of crisis due to natural disaster. 

 $ 95,000

Far North Zone Emergency Management Committee (FNZEMC)

Far North Volunteer Support Coordinator

The far north of South Australia is struggling with volunteer recruitment and retention.  A Volunteer Support Coordinator will retain, attract, encourage and support volunteers in the Far North Zone. 

 $ 98,000

Good Shepherd Microfinance (GSM)

Insuring Against Disaster: A Practical Toolkit To Prepare Financially For Emergencies

Financially resilient communities and households are better equipped to recover from the impacts of an unforeseen disaster. Good Shepard Microfinance will deliver a practical toolkit for South Australians that leverages our past learnings but is specifically designed for and with South Australian communities.

 $ 99,800

Growing With Gratitude

Growing with Gratitude (GWG) – A School Based Resilience Program

Enable the program to expand into a free online ‘module’ focused on teaching conscious practice of service to others (volunteering), gratitude, empathy, kindness and positive reflection – creating resilient and connected young people. 

 $ 43,150

Incept Labs and SAFECOM 

Disaster Resilience Innovation Challenge for Secondary School Students - Pilot

The Innovation Challenge engages secondary school children (both urban and regional) in a series of 3 x 2 day problem-solving workshops.

 $ 40,000

Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA)

Extreme Heat Guide - Enhancement of the ‘Extreme Heat Guide for Local Government in SA’ (Nov 2016) (“the Guide”)

Feedback through the LGASA’s Council Ready program indicates that councils are unsure of their roles and responsibilities about extreme heat, and seek opportunities to support their communities.
The project includes development  of a Guide and an app to allow councils to input data about responses to extreme heat emergencies to capture data at a State incident management level.

 $ 35,000

Monarto Agricultural Bureau

Callington and Monarto Nth Weather Station

This project will further extend the current Harvest alert project by installing two more weather stations in the Bremer Valley north of the township of Callington and the other in the centre of Monarto.

 $ 11,400

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

Building resilient CALD Communities

The project intends to target CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities in Adelaide Metropolitan Area, covering the relevant disasters.

 $ 91,960

Rockleigh CFS Support Group

Rockleigh Permanent Weather Station

The project involves purchase and installation of a fully automated Permanent Weather Station in close proximity to the Rockleigh CFS station.

 $ 5,700

Rural Business Support Service Inc (RBS)

Building Business Ready Networks

The Building Business Ready Networks project will develop 10-15 regional networks of business owners with an interest in being prepared, ready and able to respond to a natural disaster.

 $ 100,000

Schools Ministry Group

Building resilient connections in and around school communities

This program will deliver a resilience-building workshop for school staff and children and their families. Enabling all participants to have a resilient means of communication and connection with one another aids a more effective and efficient post-disaster recovery.

 $ 65,075

South Australian Council of Social Service

Roles and Responsibilities for Organisations Providing Services to People at Risk

This project will clarify roles and responsibilities of CSO’s in PPRR by developing a matrix of responsibilities for CSO’s according to level of responsibility, including moral/societal obligation in addition to contractual or formal requirements in the responsibilities matrix. SACOSS will operationalise stage 1 and 2 by holding workshops with CSO’s in the 7 locations.

 $ 97,375

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc.

SAVEM Communications 2019-2020 foundation strategy

The SAVEM Communications 2019-2020 strategy will implement a completely new on-line presence to fully inform the public, partner agencies and hazard leaders about SAVEM’s role and with all stakeholders during an all-hazards emergency incident embracing whole of community.

 $ 17,400

Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University

Activating Community Resilience During Emergency Response

This project will work with Emergency Services and communities to investigate the ways in which Emergency Service responses may bolster or disable community resilience during an emergency.

 $ 84,310

Town of Gawler

Community Information Sharing Portal

Town of Gawler Council will develop and implement an interactive online local emergency management and information sharing portal that will provide the community with up to date information concerning emergency risks such as fire, flood and catastrophic events.

 $ 5,880

Uniting Communities, Incorporated

The Disaster Resilience Education Project

The Disaster Resilience Education Project will develop materials and a training module for disaster resilience education. The project will leverage our existing financial literacy program and be delivered by UC’s Financial Inclusion workers to the 3,500+ low income and vulnerable community members across metro and regional South Australia we engage with annually. 

 $ 95,950

Upper North Farming Systems www.unfs.com.au

Expansion of Fire Danger Index Alerting Network in Northern SA

This project aims to compliment the recently approved Northern Sustainable Soils Weather Station Network for community alerting project by installing an additional 16 weather stations across the upper northern area of the state encompassing an area from Port Augusta – Crystal Brook – Burra – Peterborough that will provide near real time weather information for the community to use to make management decisions.  

 $ 95,000

Volunteering SA & NT

Building Regional Volunteer Capacity

In collaboration with Red Cross, we aim to build volunteering capacity of emergency services agencies and organisations in regional areas of South Australia through a collaborative inter-agency approach to recruitment, on boarding and engagement.

 $ 100,000

NOTE: Grant approvals are subject to SAFECOM receiving Commonwealth and State grant funds by 30 June 2019.