Up to $1 million is being made available to incorporated non-government organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.
State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP has said that applications are now open through the Youth Opportunities program to provide 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.
Projects that have been funded in previous rounds have focused on providing young people with the chance to develop a range of life skills, including healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training. A full list of the projects that have been previously funded are available from the website at http://youth.nsw.gov.au/youth-opportunities/
The Youth Strategy and Participation Unit of Family and Community Services (FACS) will be holding a series of workshops across NSW to answer questions from potential applicants about the guidelines and the application process. The nearest workshop will be held this Friday, August 7 at The Place, Charlestown Community Centre located at the corner of Frederick and Pearson Streets, Charlestown between 10am-12noon.
Incorporated non-government organisations and local government are eligible to apply for funding under the Youth Opportunities program. Successful applicants will need to use a range of strategies to support and engage young people.
The application period closes online at 5:00pm on Monday, 31 August 2015. Further information regarding the Program can be found on the website at http://youth.nsw.gov.au/youth-opportunities/ or by email to email@example.com