The Dame Roma Mitchell Trust fund for Children and Young People was established in 2003 jointly by the Government of South Australia and the South Australian Council for Social Service (SACOSS) to make grants available to children and young people who are, or have been, under the Guardianship of the Minister under the Children's Protection Act 1993 (or previous equivalent in SA). A second Deed, the Dame Roma Mitchell Trust for Children and Young People with a Disability was established in 2006 by the Governemnt of SA. A third Deed was established in 2009 to gain Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) status. The three Deeds are collectively referred to as The Dame Roma Mitchell Grants. Eligible children and young people can apply through application for a grant to: assist them to achieve personal goals - contribute to their health and wellbeing - provide them with developmental opportunities. There are two grant rounds annually, closing in February and September.
You are eligible if: You are, or have been, under the guardianship of the Minister under the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (or a previous equivalent in SA), for at least one year; or alternatively, you may be eligible if you are a child/young person from a remote Aboriginal community who is/was placed in the long-term care of relatives under family care agreements, financially supported on a regular basis by the Department for a combined total of at least one year. You also must be under 30 years of age, at the closing date of the funding round.
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