Minister responsible for youth John Ajaka today announced more than $1.1 million in funding for 28 innovative grassroots projects that will help young people realise their full potential.
The NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Program provides grant funding to organisations to deliver youth-led, youth-driven community projects.
“It doesn’t matter where you are 13 or 30, the NSW Government wants to help everyone realise their full potential and participate in all aspects of life,” Mr Ajaka said.
“The highly-successful Youth Opportunities program is focused on better engaging with young people and removing barriers that prevent them from participating more fully in their community.”
Successful projects funded include:
- Funding to help the Women in Prison Advocacy Network deliver the My Way mentoring project to help at-risk young women.
- Funding the Auburn Small Community Organisation Network to deliver the My First Job project to help vulnerable youth apply for their first job.
- Funding Marist Youth Care to deliver the Young Entrepreneurs Project to help young people establish micro-business.
Since the Program was launched in 2012, more than $7.9 million has been allocated to over 140 youth development projects.
Successful projects from this round of funding will commence in 2017.