THE first of the State Government’s Future Jobs Fund grants has been awarded to disability support service Minda to establish a regional office in Mount Gambier.
The $250,000 grant will help Minda expand its support services to people living with disability in the Limestone Coast region and is expected create around 100 direct jobs.
Minda will contribute $330,000 to the project, which the organisation said is expected to inject around $7m into the local economy.
The $200m Future Jobs Fund was announced as part of the 2017/18 state budget to drive employment in key growth industries.
Employment Minister Kyam Maher said the funding was