APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR YOUTH LED PROJECTS

Organisations looking to kick-start projects promoting youth engagement and inclusion can now apply for a $1.5 million NSW Government fund.

Member for Parramatta, Dr Geoff Lee today encourage non-government organisations and local councils in the region to apply for the Youth Opportunities Fund.

“Youth Opportunities is a wonderful program that help to support young people in NSW to encourage socialisation within the community and for youth to gain new skills,” Dr Lee said.

“The program supports young people from all walks of life to thrive, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds, disadvantaged youth, and people with a disability.”

One-off grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 are available for new youth-driven projects that use strategies to support participation and community engagement.

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“Young people involved in the program get the chance to participate in a wide range of activities and develop a variety of skills, including management skills, hospitality skills, event planning and artistic development,” Geoff said.

Applications for grants under this year’s program close on 16 July 201