Two of Business Victor Harbor’s members need the public’s help in voting for and supporting projects to benefit the community.
DOME and Victor Harbor High School are among the 15 nominees who are in the running to share in $50,000 in State Government funds under the Fund My Idea Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula initiative.
Voting closes at 5pm on Monday, August 7 and a link to each is included at the end of this report.
The recipients of the grant funding will be decided based on the number of votes received.
DOME, which supports mature age and other disadvantaged jobseekers to gain employment wants to upgrade the kitchen at Urimbirra Wildlife Experience to provide a facility where DOME’s employees, volunteers and Hospitality Training School students can receive hands-on training and work experience.
DOME wants to lease the kitchen, café and outdoor eating area to effectively reopen the areas for dining experiences.
A grant of $19,860 is being sought for stage 1 to upgrade the cooking equipment. Stage 2 will involve recruitment of qualified/experienced staff. Stage 3 will see the creation of a Hospitality Training School to provide employment opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers, people with disabilities, indigenous people, youth and the mature aged.
To vote and support the Urimbirra Café Project – Stage 1 follow this link (noting that you will need to register online to vote) – https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/fmi_ideas/urimbirra-cafe-project-stage-1.
The funds ($45,000 is being sought) would deliver a sensory garden space.
The garden space itself has already been designed through http://waxdesign.com.au thanks to funding from the school.
The school sees this as an opportunity for staff to develop better practice in the care and education of students and to learn more from those students who may struggle to recognise and deal with their feelings.
To vote and support the Sensory Garden Self Regulation project follow this link (noting that you will need to register online to vote) – https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/fmi_ideas/sensory-garden-self-regulation