BETTER OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Written on the 22 July 2015 by Kevin ConollyKevin Conolly MP, Member for Riverstone is calling on local organisations to apply for funding under the next round of the Youth Opportunities Program.
Mr Conolly said "The Youth Opportunities Program provides grants to organisations to deliver youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive development focus."
"The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off time-limited grants of up to $50,000 each to projects which engage young people to lead and participate in a range of community development activities." said Mr Conolly
Up to $1 million will be awarded to projects that engage young people to lead and increase community participation.
Mr Conolly said "I would like to encourage local organisations and community groups to submit projects aimed at empowering and increasing the confidence of young people to reach their full potential.
Since the Youth Opportunities program launched in 2012 almost $6 million has been granted to more than 85 youth development projects.
An information workshop will be held on Monday 10 August 2015 at the Marist Youth Care, 36 First Avenue, Blacktown from 1:30pm 3:30pm.
Details on the workshops will be made available once applications open.
Information relating to the program guidelines, the application process and dates for the workshops are available at: www.youth.nsw.gov.au.
The on-line application process opens on Monday 27 July 2015 and closes at 5:00pm on Monday 31 August 2015.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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