Applications open on 1 February for a second round of Youth Opportunities funding, Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced today.
More than 30 local projects aimed at supporting innovative youth leadership and mentoring projects have already received funding as part of the NSW Government’s $3.1 million initiative.
Officers from the Office of Communities’ Youth Strategy and Participation Team will conduct a series of workshops around NSW in the first week of February 2013 to inform potential applicants about the guidelines and the application process.
Information workshops are planned for Dubbo, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Redfern, Mt Druitt, Liverpool, Newcastle, Lismore, Batemans Bay and Wollongong.
“The initiative provides time-limited grants for new projects that enable young people to lead and participate in community development activities,” Mr Dominello said.
“This is a great opportunity for youth-led and youth-managed local community projects, with a focus on mentoring and other leadership development strategies, to apply for the one-off grants.”
Previously funded projects include youth-led social media and community forums; initiatives to encourage young people to join local community boards and committees and; training for young people in organising drug- and alcohol-free music events.
Other projects supported young people to improve language, literacy and numeracy skills; taught young people the skills for employment sustainability and; engaged young people from disadvantaged and refugee backgrounds.
“Everybody benefits when young people are more involved in their communities and contribute positive ideas,” Mr Dominello said.
Program guidelines, access to the online application form and information on the workshops can be found at www.youth.nsw.gov.au/youth_opportunities.html
Applications close Monday 4 March 2013.
Media: Jim O’Rourke on 0409 185 431
YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES INFORMATION SESSIONS
Minister Dominello has announced that applications for a second round of Youth Opportunities funding will open on 1 February.
Officers from the Youth Strategy and Participation Team will be conducting a series of workshops around NSW in the first week of February to better inform potential applicants about the guidelines and the application process.
|Dubbo||Thursday 7 February||10:30am – 12:30pm||Dubbo City Council – Central Conference RoomChurch Street, Dubbo|
|Liverpool||Friday 8 February||10am – 12noon||Liverpool City CouncilLevel 5 – Blue Gum Room
33 Moore Street, Liverpool
|Mount Druitt||Friday 8 February||2pm – 4pm||Mount Druitt HubAyres Grove (off Mount St), Mount Druitt|
|Redfern||Monday 11 February||10am – 12noon||Redfern Town Hall73 Pitt Street, Redfern|
|Newcastle||Tuesday 12 February||10:30am – 12:30pm||The Loft Youth and Arts Cultural CentreLevel 1, 7a Wolfe St, Newcastle Mall|
|Batemans Bay||Wednesday 13 February||1pm – 3pm||Baylink Building Batemans Bay3 Flora Crescent, Batemans Bay
Entry via Soldier’s Club
|Tamworth||Thursday 14 February||10:30am – 12:30pm||Tamworth Youth Centre (PCYC Building)Corner Peel & Darling Street, Tamworth|
|Wagga Wagga||Thursday 14 February||10:30am – 12:30pm||Wagga Wagga City CouncilBaylis Street, Wagga Wagga|
|Wollongong||Friday 15 February||10am – 12noon||NSW Government State Office Building84 Crown Street, Wollongong|
|Lismore||Friday 15 February||10am – 12noon||Lismore City Council43 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah|
For further information contact Fiona Baikie, Senior Project Officer on 02 8762 9838 or firstname.lastname@example.org