- YMCA WA to receive funding for new school holiday and out of school hours program
- Funds provided through the Community Place Based Grants program
- $150,000 provided in funding over three years
The McGowan Government has provided funding to YMCA WA for the delivery of a new school holiday and out of school hours program in Newman.
The funds are provided through the Community Place Based Grants program which supports the development and facilitation of co-designed, place-based structured holiday and out of school hours programs in the Kimberley, Goldfields-Esperance, Pilbara and Gascoyne regions.
The Newman structured school holiday and out of school hours program will provide young people in the area greater opportunities to participate in high-quality sport, recreation and culturally based activities and experiences.
The program aims to address the gaps in servicing provided for local children and young people through the introduction of planned activities and programs in the out of school hours, weekend and school holiday periods.
The program is coordinated by YMCA WA and is co-designed and supported by a range of government and non-government community partners.
Funding will assist partners to deliver activities through the provision of staffing, facility hire, equipment, training and providing healthy food choices to participants across all activities.
The Community Place Based Grants program is administered by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
For more details, visit https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:
"The McGowan Government is committed to continually providing more opportunities for regional Western Australian youth to participate in sport and recreation.
"The school holiday and out of school hours program is a fantastic initiative that will have many great benefits to the young people of Newman.
"The sport, recreational and cultural elements and activities of the program will improve health outcomes and provide for a more robust educational experience."
Comments attributed to Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel:
"I am delighted to hear that, after I advocated for more local youth initiatives, the McGowan Government is funding this school holiday and out of hours program in Newman.
"It is an investment in the young people of the region and will help families immensely."
Minister's office - 6552 5400