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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Shed Load of Fun For Warracknabeal's Youth

Young people all across Victoria will have more opportunities to volunteer, build their skills and engage with their communities through the state Government’s latest Engage! funding round.

With $12.3 million going to 107 local governments and community organisations over the next three years, supporting projects that help young people to actively participate in and connect with their local community has become more of a reality.

This includes Flow's 106.5 region of Warracknabeal, where the Yarriambiack Shire Council has just received $150,000 for a Youth Shed which will run media, first aid and automotive workshops.

Anita spoke to Yarriambiack Shire Council's Youth Engagement Officer Murray McKenzie to find out more.

Other areas of the funding included:

$120,000 for Salvocare Eastern Youth Services in Frankston to run an eight-week trades and life skills program for those aged 15 to 21 and at risk of long term unemployment.

$110,000 for the Ardoch Youth Foundation in Frankston and other areas to prepare students for work with career advice, leadership training, workplace visits and mock job interviews.

$90,000 for the Yarram and District Health Service in outer Gippsland to empower young people in project management, including a youth café space.

The Youth Policy also supports young people to have their say and participate in decision-making on government policy and practices.

For more information and a list of successful grants, visit

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