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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Community Services

Affordable Living

The Government of South Australia wants to protect South Australia's enviable reputation for affordability and ensure we remain an affordable place to live, work, do business and raise a family.

Australian Service Excellence Standards

The Australian Service Excellence Standards is an internationally accredited quality improvement program aimed at supporting non government organisations (NGO's) in the community services sector across Australia.

Community Support

Community Support Services, supports community service organisations to strengthen their ability to provide quality services and achieve better outcomes for their customers and the community.

Grants for organisations

Find out what grants and funding DCSI provides for South Australian community organisations.

LGBTIQ Inclusion

The South Australian Inclusion Strategy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer people 2014-2016 aims to reduce prejudice and discrimination experienced by LGBTIQ people and improve service delivery.

Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services (MAYFS)

MAYFS provides culturally sensitive, family-centred programs for Aboriginal children, young people and their families, promoting pathways that lead to positive change.

Northern Connections

Northern Connections aims to improve the economic and social outcomes for communities in the northern local government areas of Salisbury, Playford, Port Adelaide Enfield, Gawler and Light.

Results-Based Accountability

Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA) is a planning, evaluation and continuous improvement tool, which aims to produce measurable results for the community sector. RBA is a flexible tool, which can be adapted to fit the unique needs and circumstances of different individuals, communities, programs and organisations.

Stronger Together Commitment

The Stronger Together Commitment provides a framework for a collaborative partnership that informs the development of policy, funding and contracting relationships and service development planning.

Sustainable Community Organisations through Partnership and Engagement Program

The SCOPE program aims to provide strategic and practical support to non-Government organisations to develop the sustainability, capacity and quality of the community services sector; and contribute to reform changes across and within government for better tendering, funding and contracting practices.

STARservice Development Program

If you are a community organisation looking to develop but are not ready or required to undertake a quality accreditation program, the STARservice Development Program was created specifically for you.

Volunteer with DCSI

This section provides information about the many different volunteering opportunities available across the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.


The SA State of Wellbeing statement updates how South Australia is building the State of Wellbeing, following Professor Martin Seligman’s 2013 term as thinker in residence.

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