Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Former Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth

WA youth programs get more funding

14/11/2012 12:00 AM
 
  • Youth activities funded in latest round of grants
  • Youth programs include art, drama, cultural awareness and more
Twenty-one organisations across Western Australia will share in more than $80,000 in the latest round of youth activities grants.
 
Announcing the successful applicants, Youth Minister Robyn McSweeney said the grants program was an important part of the State Government’s agenda for WA’s youth as it engaged young people in meaningful projects and activities.
 
“As a result of these grants, young people throughout the State will take part in education, art, sporting and cultural activities,” Mrs McSweeney said.
 
“Not only do the young people who take part learn new skills, there are opportunities for them to share their experience with peers and the wider community through performances and artistic displays.”
 
Some of the programs being funded include a nutrition education project for young women living with cancer and a youth stage at this year’s Beaufort Street Festival.
 
“I encourage organisations to consider applying for funding under the Youth Activities Grants Program which is open continuously during the year,” she said.
 
Incorporated not-for-profit organisations, community groups and local government authorities are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000 to organisations.
 
For more information, visit http://www.communities.wa.gov.au 
 
      Fact File
  • State Govt released its youth framework, Our Youth-Our Future, this year
  • About 7,000 young people participate in State Govt’s Cadets WA program which has received an extra $4.1m in the past four years
Minister’s office - 6552 6500