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

    Save the Children Australia benefits

    4/12/2012 12:00 AM
     

    • At risk youth helped by $103,906 Lotterywest grant
    • Funds to help purchase new bus and entertainment equipment 
    Young people in Perth’s south-east will benefit from a new bus, computers and entertainment equipment from the $103,906 presented today by Youth Minister Robyn McSweeney to Save the Children Australia.
     
    Mrs McSweeney said the State Government, through the Lotterywest grant, was proud to support organisations such as Save the Children Australia, which provided important services to Western Australian communities.
     
    “The activities provided by Save the Children Australia keep young people safe, diverting them from potentially high-risk situations and encouraging them to engage in positive community activities,” she said.
     
    “The Liberal-National Government recognises the fantastic work this organisation does and the Lotterywest funding will make a significant difference to the wellbeing of young people in the south-east metropolitan area.”
     
    Save the Children’s south-east metropolitan youth at risk program provides safe activities for local children and young people on Friday nights, including transport home; and for young people who frequent high-risk areas.
     
    The Friday night activities are conducted at the Champion Centre in Seville Grove.
     
    The funding will be used for a technology, furniture and equipment upgrade for its at-risk youth program in the south-east metropolitan area.
     
          Fact File
    • Lotterywest is a State Government statutory authority
    • Funds raised go directly to community organisations making a real difference to West Australians
    • In 2011-12, Lotterywest provided $117.8m direct grants to 1,333 community and charitable organisations 
    Minister’s office - 6552 6500