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Applications open today for a second round of Youth Opportunities funding.

More than 30 local projects aimed at supporting innovative youth leadership and mentoring projects have already received funding as part of the NSW government’s $3.1 million initiative.

Officers from the Office of Communities’ Youth Strategy and Participation Team will conduct a workshop for interested applicants on Friday February 15, 10am–12noon at Lismore City Council, Oliver Ave, Goonellabah.

‘The initiative provides time-limited grants for new projects that enable young people to lead and participate in community development activities,’ Lismore MP Thomas George said yesterday.

‘This is a great opportunity for youth-led and youth-managed local community projects, with a focus on mentoring and other leadership-development strategies, to apply for the one-off grants.’

Previously funded projects include youth-led social media and community forums; initiatives to encourage young people to join local community boards and committees; and training for young people in organising drug- and alcohol-free music events.

Other projects supported young people to improve language, literacy and numeracy skills; taught young people the skills for employment sustainability; and engaged young people from disadvantaged and refugee backgrounds.

‘Everybody benefits when young people are more involved in their communities and contribute positive ideas,’ Mr George said.

Program guidelines, access to the online application form and information on the workshops can be found at www.youth.nsw.gov.au/youth_opportunities.html.

Applications close Monday March 4.

 


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