Monday, 27 May 2018
LOCAL councils and community organisations looking to kick-start a project promoting youth engagement and inclusion are being encouraged to apply for a share of funding in the latest round of the State Government’s $1.5 million Youth Opportunities Fund.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said any non-government organisation or a local council could now apply for one-off grants of between $10,000 and $50,000.
“Youth Opportunities is a wonderful program that provides a platform for young people to engage with the community, socialise with others and gain new skills,” Mr Marshall said.
“The program supports young people from all walks of life to thrive and I’m urging our region’s councils and other organisations to put their hands up for funding – don’t let this chance go begging.”
Mr Marshall said eligible projects must be youth-driven, meaning that young people have been involved in designing the project, and the project must use strategies to support the participation and community engagement of young people.
Since the program was established in 2012, more than $10 million has been invested in projects across the state.
“Young people involved in the program get the chance to participate in a diverse range of activities and develop a range of skills, including management skills, hospitality skills, event planning and artistic development,” Mr Marshall said.
Applications are now open and close on 16 July 2019.
For further information and to apply, visit www.youth.nsw.gov.au/youth-opportunities/