Community organisations encouraged to apply for youth engagement grants


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COMMUNITY organisations who actively involve young people in the design, planning and implementation of local projects are eligible for a new grants program.

Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban has encouraged the local governments and community groups in his electorate – especially the new areas of Ellenbrook and its surrounds – to apply for funding under the Youth Engagement Grants program.

Mr Alban said the new grants program would encourage young people to get involved in their communities in creative ways.

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Funding of up to $5000 is available for activities lasting up to six months and up to $10,000 for longer-term initiatives.

“Through the program, young people will be supported and encouraged to participate in decision making, planning and delivering services and programs that meet their diverse needs,” he said.

The program has been designed around the ‘Our Youth – Our Future’ youth strategic framework, which provides a whole-of-government framework to guide youth program and service planning in an integrated way.

To be eligible, projects submitted for the new grants must address the framework’s outcomes and follow the 10 principles in developing youth-friendly communities.

Call Mr Alban’s office on 9296 7688 or visit www.dlgc.wa.gov.au.

The framework document is available at www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/Publications/Pages/Youth-Strategic-Framework.aspx.