Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    Grants engage WA young people in innovative projects

    12/07/2018 2:45 PM
    • 12 community groups to share $81,209 for youth engagement projects 

    Sporting programs and a career expo are among the projects to be supported through the latest round of the State Government's Youth Engagement Grants Program.


    Acting Youth Minister Bill Johnston said 12 organisations would share $81,209 for projects that encouraged young people to actively engage in WA's communities.


    Among the recipients, Sports Challenge Australia will receive $10,000 to engage at-risk youth from Middle Swan and Koongamia by providing sport and cognitive problem-solving activities to build and improve their physical and mental health.


    The program will encourage youth to realise their potential in all areas of life including positive involvement with their peers, families, schools and community.

    Other successful recipients include The Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault, which will receive $5,000 for its Science and Engineering Challenge and Science Discovery Day.


    The project aims to encourage regional students to participate in STEM subjects and prepare them for the technological future ahead of them. Students will be provided with the opportunity to engage in mentoring, teaching and volunteering within the community.


    For more information about the program, please visit the Department of Communities website. 


    Comments attributed to Acting Youth Minister Bill Johnston:


    "The Youth Engagement Grants Program assists organisations to encourage young people aged 10 to 18 years to help develop and implement community-focused initiatives.


    "The initiatives are incredibly diverse but all share a goal to help young people to develop the knowledge, confidence, life and leadership skills they need for a positive future.


    "These activities also bring young people together, make them feel safe and enable them to feel connected." 


    Minister's office - 6552 5300 


    Youth Engagement Grants Program round three grant recipients


    OrganisationProject nameAmountRegion
    Sports Challenge AustraliaBuild Improved Physical and Mental Health in At-Risk Young People Perth Metro North East$10,000North East Metropolitan
    Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and CouncilSix Noongar Seasons Outdoor Youth Activity Program$4,950Metropolitan
    City of StirlingUnnamed Storytelling Festival$5,000North West Metropolitan
    City of CanningBright Step Futures$5,000South East Metropolitan
    Brady St Music Inc.Eat, Learn and Play$9,999South West Metropolitan
    Shark Bay Youth Group Association Inc.Kalbarri Team Building and Leadership Camp 2018$5,000Gascoyne
    Denmark Chamber of CommerceDenmark Employment Expo$7,260Great Southern
    Shire of PerenjoriChildren of the Country – Silo Trail$9,000Mid West
    Rotary Club of Bunbury LeschenaultScience and Engineering Challenge and Science Discovery Day$5,000South West
    WA Community Change Group IncDRUMBEAT South West$5,000South West
    Shire of ChitteringJohn Glenn Park Dual Pump and Jump Track – Concept Plan$5,000Wheatbelt
    Toodyay Community Resource CentreToodyay Youth Engagement$10,000Wheatbelt