Better Outcomes For Young People

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today called on local organisations to apply for funding under the next round of the Youth Opportunities Program.

The NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Program provides grants to organisations to deliver youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive development focus.

Up to $1 million will be awarded to projects that engage young people to lead and increase community participation.

Mr Elliott said that the NSW Government is encouraging organisations and community groups to submit projects aimed at empowering and increasing the confidence of young people across the state to reach their full potential.

“This is the NSW Government supporting grass-roots projects focused on making a positive difference to the lives of many young people including those from Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, disadvantaged youth and those with a disability,” Mr Elliott said.

Since the Youth Opportunities program launched in 2012 almost $6 million has been granted to more than 85 youth development projects.

Information relating to the program guidelines, the application process and dates for the workshops are available at: www.youth.nsw.gov.au. The on-line application process opens on Monday 27 July 2015 and closes at 5:00pm on Monday 31 August 2015.