Three projects in the Yorke Peninsula, Port Pirie and Mid North regions will share in $50,000 of State Government funding as part of the public-voted Fund My Idea program.

The grant program gives the community the chance to submit and vote on projects that will benefit their region. Fund My Idea is delivered as part of the State Government’s Country Cabinet initiative, which saw Cabinet Ministers and Department Chief Executives visit the Port Pirie, Yorke and Mid North region in April.

The following local ideas will receive funding:

  • $13,950 for 'Trails for Everyone' – to provide an all-terrain wheelchair to enable disabled people to explore otherwise inaccessible trails in the Flinders Ranges The grant will be used by In the Flinders to purchase and modify the wheelchair and train people to assist with wheeling.
  • $30,000 for 'Kadina Water Tower Memoirs' – murals depicting famous Kadina identities will be painted on the local water tower creating a new tourism attraction for the region.
  • $6,050 for 'Tumble and Bounce Yorke Peninsula Style' – equipment will be purchased to facilitate the safe teaching of tumbling and acrobatic skills, as well as enabling Active for Life Movement Classes for over 50s.

Managing Partner of In the Flinders Quinten van der Werf said the Trails for Everyone’ project will provide a dedicated, single-wheeled, off-road wheelchair that will make the trails in the Mid North more accessible and inclusive.

“We are excited to be named as one of the winners of the Fund My Idea grant program. The community has shown incredible support for our project by nominating and highlighting us as one of the project ideas which will best benefit our region.”

“This innovative grants program provided by the government will enable us to freely offer the Trail Rider wheelchair on our tours into the Mount Remarkable National Park and surrounding trails of the iconic southern Flinders Ranges.”

“We will also be able to work closely with community organisations to ensure that people with physical disabilities will be able to experience the outdoor scenic wonders of South Australia that many of us take for granted.”