- 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
|Sports Challenge Australia||Build Improved Physical and Mental Health in At-Risk Young People Perth Metro North East||$10,000||North East Metropolitan|
|Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Council||Six Noongar Seasons Outdoor Youth Activity Program||$4,950||Metropolitan|
|City of Stirling||Unnamed Storytelling Festival||$5,000||North West Metropolitan|
|City of Canning||Bright Step Futures||$5,000||South East Metropolitan|
|Brady St Music Inc.||Eat, Learn and Play||$9,999||South West Metropolitan|
|Shark Bay Youth Group Association Inc.||Kalbarri Team Building and Leadership Camp 2018||$5,000||Gascoyne|
|Denmark Chamber of Commerce||Denmark Employment Expo||$7,260||Great Southern|
|Shire of Perenjori||Children of the Country – Silo Trail||$9,000||Mid West|
|Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault||Science and Engineering Challenge and Science Discovery Day||$5,000||South West|
|WA Community Change Group Inc||DRUMBEAT South West||$5,000||South West|
|Shire of Chittering||John Glenn Park Dual Pump and Jump Track – Concept Plan||$5,000||Wheatbelt|
|Toodyay Community Resource Centre||Toodyay Youth Engagement||$10,000||Wheatbelt|