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Dame Roma Mitchell grants

The Dame Roma Mitchell grants provide financial assistance for eligible young people who have been or are currently under the guardianship of the Chief Executive (under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017) or under the Minister for Child Protection (under the Children's Protection Act 1993) or previous equivalent in South Australia.

Application process

There are two funding rounds each year, in February and September.

The February funding round is now closed. The September funding round will open on Monday 12 August 2019. 

Supporting the grants

You can help to support the grants by:

  • participating in a workplace giving program
  • making a tax deductible donation.

Participate in a workplace giving program

Workplace giving lets you donate through automated payroll deductions.

All donations made through payroll deductions are pre-tax unless otherwise specified.

Setting up automated donations

To set up automated payroll donations:

  1. complete the authorisation form.
  2. give the form to your payroll provider.

You can change or cancel your donation at any time by resubmitting the form to your payroll provider.

Make a donation

You can donate via direct deposit, credit card, cash, or cheque at any time by completing the donation form.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. You will receive a tax receipt if you provide your address with your donation.


For enquiries or further information, you can contact the Dame Roma Mitchell Grants Executive Officer. 

Dame Roma Mitchell grants

The Executive Officer
Dame Roma Mitchell Grants

Phone: 1300 650 971
Email: drmtrust [at] sa.gov.au