• Hannah Phillips

Funding Youth Opportunities in NSW

Local youth organisations across NSW are being encouraged to apply for a share of $1.5 million in State Government Youth Opportunities grant funding.

Only one week remains for not-for-profit organisations and local councils to nominate for the one-off grants, which are valued between $10,000 and $50,000 and will fund youth-led and driven community projects.

Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire explained the importance, saying: “Grants provided to local organisations will help young people to participate, engage and be included in our community."

“Giving young people an opportunity to be part of youth-driven projects will not only help them develop individually, but it will help strengthen the community as a whole.”

Minister responsible for Youth, Ray Williams said in this year’s funding round there will be an additional $400,000 available to benefit more young people.

“I’m proud of the additional funding that will go a long way to support our young people reach their potential,” Mr Williams said.

“Projects previously selected aim to upskill young people to provide them with greater opportunities for employment in a number of sectors, including hospitality, events planning or media.”

Applications for grants under this year’s program close on Monday 16 July 2018, to apply or find out more about the program, visit: youth.nsw.gov.au/youth-opportunities/.