Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Fisheries; Veterans Issues; Asian Engagement

    Girl Guides win part of $7.4 million for WA youth services

    12/08/2017 12:30 PM
     
    • ​State Government completes tender process for youth development services
    • Girl Guides receive $359,000
    • More than $4 million awarded to nine organisations over three years
    • Option for two-year extension brings total funds to $7.4 million

    The Girl Guides of WA are among nine organisations which have successfully tendered for  State Government contracts to provide youth services worth up to $7.4 million over five years.

     

    Addressing the Girl Guides of WA's annual awards today, Youth Minister Peter Tinley praised the organisation and said it well deserved winning the tender bid of $359,000 to help young women learn and develop life and leadership skills.

     

    Other successful tenders were from the Scout Association, Girls Brigade, Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Propel Youth Arts and the YMCA.

     

    Mr Tinley reaffirmed the McGowan Government's continued support for Western Australia's youth.  Up to $7.4 million was allocated leading up to June 30, 2022.

     

    The grants followed a tender process co-ordinated by the Department of Communities, with nine services focusing on strategies for young people aged up to 25 years that include:

     

    • youth leadership and development opportunities through training, life skills and development activities;
    • partnerships through formal and informal links;
    • recognition of participation and achievement through awards; and
    • volunteering activities that recognise the time young people contribute.

    Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley:

     

    "There are almost half a million people aged 12 to 25 years in WA comprising 17 per cent of the State's population.

     

    "It's important we give young people, such as the Girl Guides celebrating their accomplishments here today, opportunities to develop decision-making abilities, leadership qualities and life skills that will equip them for successful work and personal endeavours.

     

    "The State Government will continue to work in partnership with the community services sector to support our young people to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential."

     

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